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Country Thyme Lemonade
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Country Thyme Lemonade

Serves: 8

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Ingredients

8 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 ounce thyme sprigs, stripped, plus more for garnish
1 3/4 cups fresh lemon juice
Ice cubes
Lemon slices, for garnish

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup water with the sugar and thyme and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a separate container and let cool to room temperature.

Once syrup has cooled, combine stir in the lemon juice and remaining water. Serve over ice, garnished with a lemon slice and thyme sprig.

Photo Credit: Ramona King


About the recipe

Lemon has an affinity for just about every herb, and thyme is no exception. If you want a more prominent thyme flavor, strip the thyme from the stems. For a more subtle result, leave the thyme on the stem and steep them in the simple syrup like you would a tea.

Please only use freshly squeezed lemon juice for this recipe. You’ll be so glad you did once you taste the results.

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