Spring Thyme Lemonade

Thyme Lemonade is the perfect springtime beverage. It’s sweet, tart, and refreshing. The addition of thyme infused simple syrup makes for a sweet surprise!

Spring Thyme Lemonade

Spring Thyme Lemonade

When life gives me lemons, I don’t just make any old lemonade.  Nope. I make a fancy lemonade infused with lemon thyme.

Lemonade is a perfect beverage.  Its sweet, tart, and oh so refreshing. While lemonade is great on its own, it’s also amazing mixed with iced tea or splashed with a little booze.

Spring Thyme Lemonade

Lemonade reminds me that no matter what the circumstance, you have the power to make any situation sweet.  Bad things are bound to happen.  Quoting a little Robert Burns, even “the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” (FYI: This poem was inspiration for Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.)

So what does that mean?  No matter how well you plan for something, also be prepared for the worst.  Always have a plan b, c, d, etc.  Moral of the story, stuff happens.  Deal with it.  You can’t change what already happened.  (Sorry, we don’t have time machines…yet.)

However, you do have control over how you’ll react to said situation.  When pushed down, are you going to give up?  Or are you going to get back up and fight?!  Obviously, I choose that latter always. 

The world doesn’t stop just because YOU had a bad day.

Spring Thyme Lemonade Ingredients

Ingredients needed for thyme lemonade:

This refreshing lemonade is made with fresh squeezed lemon juice, filtered water, and thyme infused simple syrup.

If possible, you lemon thyme. It adds a bit more bright citrus notes to the simple syrup. 

Spring Thyme Lemonade

So for days when it seems like you’ve hit rock bottom and nothing seems to go your way- make lemonade. It helps. A LOT.

By itself lemon is tart, but with a little sugar and water- it becomes one of my favorite springtime (and summertime) beverages.   This special thyme lemonade pairs unbelievably well with my Ad Hoc style buttermilk fried chicken.  The chicken is prepared in a brine mixture that includes thyme and lemons, so its only natural to drink lemonade with it.

Mix yourself a batch of this lemonade.  Be sure to add a lot of ice.  (It’s best ice-cold.)  Then sit outside on your porch/patio/steps and look forward to sunnier days, lazy summer afternoons, and weekends.

Spring Thyme Lemonade

Thyme Lemonade is the perfect springtime beverage. It's sweet, tart, and refreshing. The addition of thyme infused simple syrup makes for a sweet surprise!

Servings 6 cups
Author Maryanne Cabrera

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 3/4 cup thyme infused simple syrup, or more according to taste
  • ice cubes, as needed

Thyme Infused Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 fresh sprigs thyme, preferably lemon thyme

Instructions

Lemonade:

  1. Stir together lemon juice, water, and thyme simple syrup. Add more syrup depending on taste preference. Refrigerate. Serve chilled with ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of thyme.

Thyme Infused Simple Syrup:

  1. In a medium sauce pot, combine water, sugar, and thyme. Bring to a boil until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Cover sauce pot and let thyme steep for 8-10 minutes. Remove thyme sprigs and allow simple syrup to cool to room temperature. Transfer to air tight jar and keep chilled in the fridge.

Spring Thyme Lemonade

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M

Another thing we both love to add to the list!

Alyssa

This turned out great! About to try your version with whiskey and honey :)

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