This cocktail is easy to make, especially once you nail the recipe for the infused simple syrup. Which is really melting sugar in water, until the consistency is syrupy. Infusing, just means leaving something in the mix so that its flavors marinate in the sugary water. It sounds complicated, but it’s not and it’s totally worth making a big batch, because it’s sure to be a hit.
The vodka thyme lemonade is so refreshing, and is such a crowd pleaser. The thyme really adds a beautiful earthiness and gives a simple lemonade a fun twist. Here is the recipe for the vodka thyme lemonade recipe.
2 oz of vodka ( you could also use gin)
1 oz of thyme infused simple syrup
top with a splash with sparkling wine or club soda
serve over ice, garnish with lemon wedge and a sprig of thyme
Make thyme infused simple syrup:
2 cups of water
1/2 cup of sugar
2-3 sprigs of thyme
4 juicy lemons
Heat 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Once the water is boiling, remove from the stove top. Add 1/2 a cup of sugar to the water, stirring quickly until the sugar is dissolved. The liquid should have a syrupy consistency. Squeeze all of the lemons into the syrup extracting as much liquid as possible. Then add the thyme sprigs. Cover the mixture and let it cool.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with earthy herbs in your cocktails.
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