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Thyme Lemonade

The flavor of thyme in this lemonade lends an unexpected grown-up flair to a summer favorite.

  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme, plus sprigs, for garnish (optional)
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 10 lemons)
  • 1 cup gin (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, thyme, and 1 cup water to a boil; stir until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, gin (if using), and 6 cups cold water; strain into a large pitcher. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour (and up to 1 week). Serve over ice, garnished with thyme sprigs, if desired.

Source
Everyday Food, June 2008

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Reviews (4)

  • amateurfoodie 2 Aug, 2012

    This is so delicious! I drink it with Hendrick's and it's perfect.

  • crankyfrekles 30 Jun, 2012

    The thyme is a perfect accent! so classy and delicious!

  • hibiscussunshine 3 Jul, 2011

    Was very excited to try this drink...I used agave instead of sugar which sweetened it nicely.

    However, the consensus at the gathering was that thyme pairs more suitably with stuffing or other savoury delights.

  • prod_test10040 20 May, 2011

    Never thought of this, must try