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Strawberry-Thyme Lemonade

Strawberry-Thyme Lemonade! Sweet strawberries, take the pucker out of fresh-squeezed lemon juice in this delicious version of classic lemonade. The addition of homemade thyme-infused simple syrup adds a delightfully herbaceous note. It’s spring in a glass!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Author: The Kitchen Prep

Ingredients

For Thyme Simple Syrup:

  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ sugar
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme

For Lemonade:

  • 5 ounces strawberries hulled
  • cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • Thyme Simple Syrup to taste {I added about 3 tablespoons to mine}
  • 2-3 cups water*

Instructions

  • Make Thyme Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil. Let boil for about 1 minute until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat and immediately add thyme sprigs. Allow to steep for 8-10 minutes. Discard thyme sprigs.
  • Meanwhile, blend strawberries, lemon juice and about a cup of water in a food processor or blender until completely smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and strain into a container with a spout or the pitcher you will serve it in, pressing on solids. Discard any pulp.
  • Stir in another 1-2 cups of water and simple syrup to taste {depending on how sweet/tart/concentrated you like your lemonade}.
  • Refrigerate until cold and serve over ice. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and strawberry or lemon slice if desired.

Notes

*Amount of water added will depend on how concentrated you like your lemonade.