Limoncello and thyme collins

Limoncello and thyme collins

  • serves 1
  • A little effort

Making your own limoncello is surprisingly easy. Take it, as a gift, to a BBQ, use it in ice lollies, or knock-up this easy twist on a collins


Mix up a limoncello and thyme collins, then check out our classic limoncello, limoncello spritz, The Lively Australian and more citrus cocktail recipes.

Make your own homemade limoncello using our step-by-step recipe.




  • lemons 10
  • vodka 700ml
  • thyme a few sprigs (optional)
  • caster sugar 300g
  • gin 35ml
  • soda
  • thyme a sprig
  • lemon a thin slice


  • Step 1

    To make the limoncello, peel the lemons removing as much white pith as possible, then put the peel into the vodka with the thyme (if using) and put in a dark place for two weeks, shaking the bottle daily.

  • Step 2

    Put the sugar in a pan with 300ml water and heat until the sugar dissolves and you’re left with a syrup.

  • Step 3

    Strain the vodka to remove the lemon peel and thyme and then pour into a sterilised bottle with the sugar syrup. Leave to infuse for a few hours or overnight.

  • Step 4

    When you’re ready to make the cocktail, put the limoncello (25ml) and gin into a glass, fill with ice, then top with soda and garnish with a sprig of thyme and a lemon slice.