Lush Life

To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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Apr 25, 2013

Limoncello, Gin & Thyme Cocktail

Here's another brunch-worthy cocktail that also harkens the fresh flavors of spring.  This Limoncello, Gin & Thyme Cocktail from is also potent enough to carry over into dinner.  I didn't grill the thyme like the recipe originally called for, as I sadly don't have a grill, but this citrusy libation tastes just as good.  The limoncello is also getting me in the Italian mood, as I'll be traveling to that fair country shortly with my family.  So stay tuned lushes, as I'm sure to bring back from food and drink ideas from my jaunts through Rome, Florence and Tuscany.  For now, you can just make this cocktail until I return...

Limoncello, Gin & Thyme Cocktail
  • 3 large sprigs of thyme
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz limoncello (I used Pallini Limoncello)
  • 1 1/2 oz gin (No. 3 London Dry Gin)
- In a shaker glass filled with ice, add 2 of the thyme sprigs, lime juice and the limoncello and muddle.
- Add the gin and ice and shake.
- Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with the other thyme sprig.