Thyme Lemonade

 
 This thyme lemonade is the perfect drink for summer heat. Paired with gin, it also makes for a lovely year-round cocktail. 

This thyme lemonade is the perfect drink for summer heat. Paired with gin, it also makes for a lovely year-round cocktail. 

Adapted from Martha Stewart

| Yield: 8 servings | Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes |

 
 

 
 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

1 bunch fresh thyme, plus sprigs, for garnish (optional)

2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 10 lemons)

1 cup gin (for the cocktail version)

Preparation

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.