Cocktail Recipe: Vodka-Thyme Lemonade

Infusing sugar syrup with fresh thyme gives this vodka lemonade sophisticated, seasonal flair.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 12 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish 
  • 4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 24 lemons 
  • 2 cups vodka

DIRECTIONS 

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 2 cups water with the sugar and thyme; bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature. 

  2. Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a large glass measuring cup; discard thyme. You should have 2 cups syrup. Cover with plastic; chill. 

  3. In a large serving pitcher, stir together lemon juice, vodka, and chilled syrup; garnish with thyme. Divide evenly among eight tumblers filled with ice; serve immediately.

 

Source: Martha Stewart Living.