Thursday, September 3, 2009

Vodka-Thyme Lemonade

Yum! We spotted this recipe on the Martha Stewart Living website and just knew it would be a real winner for an after-work cocktail. Invite some of your pals over and enjoy these last few days of summer! Vodka-Thyme Lemonade

Vodka-Thyme Lemonade

Serves 8

2 cups sugar
12 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 24 lemons
2 cups vodka

1. In a small saucepan, combine 2 cups water with the sugar and thyme; bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature.

2. Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a large glass measuring cup; discard thyme. You should have 2 cups syrup. Cover with plastic; chill.

3. In a large serving pitcher, stir together lemon juice, vodka, and chilled syrup; garnish with thyme. Divide evenly among eight tumblers filled with ice; serve immediately.


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