Gin becomes the perfect summer patio cocktail with our sparkling lemon gin cocktail recipe. We used lots of fresh lemon juice and muddled thyme to really give this drink a bright, citrusy flavor.

Thyme really packs a punch, so you’ll only need a sprig or two muddled in the mixture—save the rest for garnish. We also love our fresh lemon, so we used the juice from half a large lemon in one drink. Feel free, however, to use as much or as little lemon juice your palette can take.

Garnish your cocktail with a wedge of lemon and a sprig of thyme, especially if you’re serving guests for that extra ‘wow’ factor. Once you try it, you might opt for a pitcher next time!

A glass of a refreshing sparkling lemon gin cocktail

Sparkling Lemon Gin Cocktail Recipe

This lemon gin sparkling cocktail recipe is perfect for sipping on hot summer days—one won’t be enough!


Yield: 1 cocktail
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  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, muddled plus extra for garnish
  • 2 oz gin
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp simple syrup
  • sparkling water, to taste
  • wedges lemon, for garnish


  • Combine muddled thyme, gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice then rattle vigorously.
  • Pour contents in a fresh glass with ice. Add sparkling water to taste then garnish with a wedge of lemon and a sprig of thyme.


If you don’t care for thyme, try substituting another favorite herb like basil or mint instead!
Calories: 193kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.01g, Saturated Fat: 0.004g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.005g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 26mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 10g
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Sparkling lemon gin cocktail recipe