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Tequila-Thyme Lemonade


All kinds of cocktails perk up when herbs are added to the mix. The key to extracting the herbs' flavors and fragrant oils is muddling -- done with a traditional bar tool (that's similar to a mortar and pestle but gentler on delicate leaves) or the end of a wooden spoon. Try these cocktails: Mint-Ginger Caipiroska, Cilantro Negroni, Basil French 75

  • Yield: Makes 1

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2011


  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 3 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce cold water
  • Ice


  1. Muddle thyme sprigs with superfine sugar and lemon wedges in a glass. Add silver tequila, cold water, and ice. Stir.

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