Cocktail Hour: Thyme Lemonade

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.

Thyme Lemonade

  • 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
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix 1 cup water, agave and thyme sprigs together. 
  2. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes.  
  3. Stir in lemon juice and add remaining cups of cold water. 
  4. Pour into a large pitcher or bottle. 
  5. Refrigerate for two hours. 
  6. Serve over ice, garnished with thyme sprigs and a slice of lemon. 
  7. Store in a tight container, will last around 1 week. 
Makes: 6-8 servings 

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