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Vodka-Thyme Lemonade


Infusing sugar syrup with fresh thyme gives this vodka lemonade sophisticated, seasonal flair.

  • Servings: 8

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2003


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 12 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 24 lemons
  • 2 cups vodka


  1. In a small saucepan, combine 2 cups water with the sugar and thyme; bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature.

  2. Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a large glass measuring cup; discard thyme. You should have 2 cups syrup. Cover with plastic; chill.

  3. In a large serving pitcher, stir together lemon juice, vodka, and chilled syrup; garnish with thyme. Divide evenly among eight tumblers filled with ice; serve immediately.

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  • crankyfrekles
    4 APR, 2013
    if you really want to infuse the thyme flavor into this drink, boil it in the simple syrup. for lemonade I like to make a maple syrup/thyme simple syrup as the sweetener. It's DELICIOUS.
  • Oon
    26 MAY, 2012
    24 LEMONS DING DONG !!!!
  • Joevans
    4 AUG, 2010
    It would only work if you heat up the lemonade. The Thyme needs to steep to get the flavour.
  • cupcake11
    3 JUL, 2010
    What if you already have some lemonade made? Do you think just adding some thyme in the jar and letting it sit overnight would work?