Thyme for Gin & Tonics

Posted August 19, 2015 by Stephanie
thyme gin and tonic recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

thyme gin and tonic recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

thyme gin and tonic recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

thyme gin and tonic recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com thyme gin and tonic recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

thyme gin and tonic recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Hey guys…it’s thyme for some G&Ts! Heehee, sorry I’m so not very punny, but I just couldn’t resist. Anyway, the lovely Sherrie and Renee are hosting a big ol’ boozy (and non-boozy) #drinkthesummer bash and I thought I’d bring the ever classy gin and tonic. Gin and tonics are super simple, and as with most super simple things, easy to mess up. Because there are essentially only two ingredients, they better be the best damn two ingredients you can get your hands on.

The best gin and tonics I’ve ever had are at the Gin Pantry. They take their gin- tonics (as they call them) seriously over there and they are absolutely delicious. They have gin-tonic bars where you can select your favorite gin, favorite tonic, and garnish. They come in huge roundish ballon glasses and because they taste so good, you get drunk very, very quickly. Or at least I do.

Gin and tonics will forever remind me of Madrid – hot summer nights made just a bit more bearable with giant frosty gin tonics garnished with juniper berries and rosemary. Oh-so-slightly sweet, herbal, and clean: gin and tonics taste like adventure.

pictured: knife

Thyme Gin and Tonic
makes 1 drink
prep time: 2 minutes
active time: 3 minutes
total time: 5 minutes

  • ice
  • 1-2 ounces good quality gin
  • 3-4 ounces good quality tonic water
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • lime twist to garnish

Fill a glass 3/4 with ice. Pour on the gin, then the tonic. Add a couple sprigs of thyme and a lime twist. Enjoy and repeat as needed.

PS – Don’t forget to hop over to With Food and Love and Will Frolic for Food for links to more #drinkthesummer!

thyme gin and tonic recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com


  1. Yay for my favorite herb – thyme! these are gorgeous lady. <3

  2. Elyse says:

    Never thought to put thyme in my g & t! Very interesting

  3. First, Michelle of Hummingbird High makes thyme lemonade, and now you make thyme G+Ts? Looks like it’s about thyme I make a thyme drink myself!

  4. This is simply stunning! I cannot wait to make these this weekend. Pinning!

  5. Ooh Stephanie! Love the sexy light on these—so perfect for late-night at the #DRINKTHESUMMER bash LOL. Adore your addition of thyme, too. Can totally taste how it rounds out that juniper. Gorgeous. So elegant.

  6. Oh I love a great refreshing G&T! And adding fresh thyme – great idea! Beautiful photos.

  7. These shots look like they belong in a magazine, stephanie!! So gorgeous.

  8. I laughed at your pun! Really.

    Also, jellies of your house.

  9. Yay for thyme in boozy dranks! Also, I spy the chandelier in the background that you blogged about a few months ago and it looks awesssommmee. Cheers, lady!

  10. I haven’t quite come around to G+Ts yet, but I like your addition of thyme here! ;-)

  11. Sarah says:

    Gin & tonics are my favorite, thanks for sharing this quick and easy tip!

  12. Amanda M says:

    Yes please! These look delish :)

  13. I loooove gin and tonics, so I can’t wait to give these a try! And your photos are, of course, looking better than ever. Happy #drinkthesummer ! xoxo

  14. Em says:

    Love the photography for this post, Steph! And YES!!! I’ll always associate G+Ts with Madrid, too. They take that shit seriously there, don’t they? And for good reason: the gin game is strong! Happy summer to you, friend. <3

  15. Can’t go wrong with a gin + tonic! We’re super pumped that #drinkthesummer lead us to your blog. Cheers!

  16. Sherrie says:

    Steph! That thyme, these photos, it’s like the most perfect G + T ever. Thanks for making the internet a more beautiful and fun place for #DRINKTHESUMMER, xx!

  17. Niklas Graste says:

    Nice blog and I have to say that I love your humor. When it comes to drinks I love to read everything about them. Thanks for sharing this blog.

  18. Nikki Nghi says:

    I have to comment on how lovely your background is :)
    speaking from the mind of an interior design major :)

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