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Thyme Lemonade | DonalSkehan.com, Great on its own, even better with a splash of booze added!
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Thyme Lemonade

September 10

This is a wonderfully refreshing drink that is perfect for dinner parties! If you want to make an alcoholic version add one part good quality rum to the mix. The thyme syrup can be used for cocktails instead of a sugar syrup.


  • time 15 mins
  • serves Serves 4
  • video
  1. Place the thyme, sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a steady simmer, stirring to ensure that the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. TOP TIP

    Allow the syrup to cool completely before using.
  3. Fill a large pitcher with ice and pour in 1 part lemon juice, followed by 1 part thyme syrup and soda water. Garnish with thyme sprigs and swirls through. Serve straight away!

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For the thyme syrup:

A good handful of thyme

1 part sugar

1 part water

For the thyme lemonade:

1 part lemon juice

1 part thyme syrup

4-5 parts soda water

Ice cubes

Sprigs of thyme


You'll Need

Small saucepan

Large pitcher

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