Another way to put a garden-fresh twist on a classic cocktail recipe is by making thyme lemonade. This unique and refreshing drink is easy to make, and an instant hit.
What you need:
This recipe makes two drinks.
Start by preparing your infused simple syrup. This is really easy to do, and you can
make it ahead of time and save it for later. Just boil equal parts sugar and water until it
has dissolved completely, then take that off the heat and add 6-8 sprigs of thyme and
just a splash of lemon juice. Let that sit and absorb the flavors for a couple of hours.
To make the drink, you want to start by rimming the glasses. Spread sugar on a saucer
or plate that is as wide as the top of your martini glasses, then cut the lemon into
wedges. Rub one wedge around the rim of each glass to moisten it, then dip the
glasses into the sugar. You look like a pro bartender already!
Now toss all of the lemon wedges into the bottom of the martini shaker, and add the syrup, vodka, and half of the ice. Cover and shake well, until the flavors have mixed and the drink is ice cold.
Put the rest of your ice into your two glasses, and pour the drink through a strainer (thereʼs usually one in the top of the martini shaker), leaving about a half inch of space at the top of each glass. Top them off with just a splash of club soda for the fizz, and garnish with a sprig of thyme. You may want to take a picture at this point, because it will be beautiful!