Summer Thyme Lemonade

blackberry thyme lemonade

Summer Thyme Lemonade! This fun drink is perfect for sipping on a summer day. The combo of blackberry and lemonade is always delicious, but adding this thyme simple syrup adds something special. And if you haven’t made a simple syrup before this is a great recipe to start with.  

These pretty glasses are from Crate and Barrel.

Ingredients for Lemonade:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water 
  • 3-4 sprigs thyme
  • 6 oz fresh blackberries
  • Lemonade or Lemon Italian soda
  • Club soda
  • Gin or vodka (optional)

*How to make Simple Syrup:

  1. Heat the sugar and water in a small a pot on the stove over medium heat. Stir to ensure the sugar is fully covered by water.
  2. Once the water is gently boiling remove from heat and add thyme.
  3. Let the thyme sit for 5 minutes in the water and then remove. Pour syrup into a bottle with a lid and place in the refrigerator to chill.
**How to make Blackberry Puree:
  1. Using a blender or food processor, blend about 5oz of the blackberries (leave remaining berries for garnish).
  2. Once the berries have completely been pureed, strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Discard seeds. 

Ingredients per glass of Summer Thyme Lemonade:

  • 2/3 cup lemon Italian soda (or regular lemonade)
  • 1 Tbsp thyme simple syrup*
  • 1 Tablespoon blackberry puree**
  • 2/3 cup club soda for virgin version OR 1/2 cup soda and 3 Tbsp gin or vodka 

How to Make Summer Thyme Blackberry Lemonade:

  1. In your drinking glass mix lemon soda and simple syrup.
  2. Add a few ice cubes.
  3. In a separate cup (preferably one with a pour lip) mix blackberry puree and club soda (and alcohol).
  4. Slowly pour the blackberry mixture onto the ice cubes to create the layered look. If you’d like to incorporate ingredients more, swirl the glass gently.
  5. Garnish with fresh berries and thyme sprigs. 

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Summer Thyme Blackberry Lemonade

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Amanda Wilens

Ingredients

Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3-4 sprigs thyme
Blackberry Puree
  • 6 oz blackberries fresh
1 Cocktail
  • 2/3 cup lemonade
  • 1 Tbsp thyme simple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp blackberry puree
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • 3 Tbsp vodka
1 Mocktail
  • 2/3 cup lemonade
  • 1 Tbsp thyme simple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp blackberry puree
  • 2/3 cup club soda

Instructions

Thyme Simple Syrup (you will have extra)

  • Heat the sugar and water in a small a pot on the stove over medium heat. Stir to ensure the sugar is fully covered by water. Once the water is gently boiling remove from heat and add thyme. Let the thyme sit for 5 minutes in the water and then remove. Pour syrup into a bottle with a lid and place in the refrigerator to chill.

Blackberry Puree

  • Using a blender or food processor, blend about 5oz of the blackberries (leave remaining berries for garnish). Once the berries have completely been pureed, strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Discard seeds.

Drink

  • In a glass, pour your ice and top with your other ingredients. Mix. Garnish.

Notes

– Layering: To get a layered effect you’ll want to mix your club soda, alcohol, lemonade and pour that into a glass first with the ice. Then mix your blueberry and simple syrup together. Then pour the blackberry mix into the glass directly onto the ice, or pour over a cold spoon. 

Nutrition

Calories: 840kcal | Carbohydrates: 187g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 177g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
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