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Thyme and key lime cocktail recipe

Thyme and Key Lime Cocktail Recipe

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Mix up your happy hour routine with this thyme and key lime cocktail! A splash of St. Germain is a satisfying departure from a traditional gin beverage.
Course cocktails
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 294
Author Cheryl Najafi


thyme and lime simple syrup

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • zest of 1/2 a large lime

cocktail assembly

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz St. Germain liquor
  • 1 Tbsp thyme and lime simple syrup
  • juice of 3 key limes or 1 regular lime
  • club soda
  • lime wedge for garnish
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh thyme for garnish


  • To make simple syrup, boil water and sugar until dissolved then remove from heat and let thyme and lime steep for about 10–15 minutes. Strain liquid into bowl and set aside.
  • Combine gin, St. Germaine, simple syrup and lime juice in a cocktail shaker then give it a good jiggle.
  • Strain ingredients from the cocktail shaker into a glass then add a splash of club soda. Garnish with 1–2 sprigs of thyme and a wedge of lime. Cheers!


Be sure to set a timer while steeping the thyme and key lime because steeping too long leads to an acrid taste!


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.03g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 21g