HELLO, summer! It's finally official - you are here! Can't wait to celebrate your arrival all weekend long!! Earlier this week, I featured a Picnic for Two and on the menu was Thyme Lemonade. Our herb garden is turning out this little gem quite nicely so I thought mixing it with my favorite summertime thirst quencher would be a good combination. It has just the right amount of herbal essence and when served in mason jars, gives you a down home country feel. Now, this recipe does not have any alcohol, but if you want to add some, a jigger of cucumber vodka or a splash of bubbly per serving will do the trick.
- 5-6 cups water
- 3/4 cup agave syrup (or to taste)
- 1 bunch fresh thyme, plus some for garnish
- Juice from 10 organic lemons
- Lemon slices for garnish
- In a medium saucepan, mix 1 cup water, agave and thyme sprigs together.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Stir in lemon juice and add remaining cups of cold water.
- Pour into a large pitcher or bottle.
- Refrigerate for two hours.
- Serve over ice, garnished with thyme sprigs and a slice of lemon.
- Store in a tight container, will last around 1 week.
Makes: 6-8 servings