Thyme Lemonade

It’s scorching hot outside with the temperatures soaring and summer is at its peak. We step outside hesitantly and come back home tired and exhausted. So here is an easy refreshing drink recipe to beat the summer heat, the thyme lemonade.

Thyme is a herb that is used very much in cooking and has cleansing and anti-bacterial properties. I have often used it in cooking but I loved it even more when used in this recipe because it had a very refreshing taste and when combined with lemon juice, sugar and chilled soda, it gave away a very soothing, fresh and herbaceous feeling much needed on a hot summer day.

It is a very easy drink prepared using fresh thyme leaves from my garden, lemon juice, sugar and soda. I prepared the thyme syrup in advance which can be made in 2 minutes and can be bottled and stored in the refrigerator for a week.

Prep Time: 10 mins Serves: 4

Ingredients:

For the Thyme Syrup:

  1. A handful of thyme
  2. Sugar: 1 cup
  3. Water: 1 cup

(If you’d like to prepare and store the syrup, double the quantity mentioned above)

For the Thyme Lemonade:

  1. Juice of 3 lemon
  2. Thyme Syrup: 5-6 tbsps or as per taste
  3. Soda Water: 4 glass
  4. Ice Cubes
  5. Sprigs of Thyme

Method:

For the Thyme Syrup:

  • Place thyme, sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer. Stir till the sugar is completely dissolved and take it off the heat. Allow the syrup to cool completely before using.

For the Thyme Lemonade:

  • Fill a large pitcher with ice cubes and pour in lemon juice, thyme syrup and soda water. Stir lightly and garnish with thyme sprigs. Serve straight away.

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