A tart sipper for a warm fall afternoon.
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 oz fresh thyme
freshly squeezed lemon juice
Combine sugar and water in a pan and bring to a boil. Add thyme and steep until cool, then pass through a fine strainer. Combine 1 1/2 oz thyme syrup with 1/2 oz lemon juice in a shaker; shake for 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Add soda water to taste and garnish with a sprig of thyme.
Notes: This fall-infused lemonade is perfect on its own, but if your Friday afternoon is calling for something a bit stiffer, a splash of vodka wouldn't hurt it one bit. Cheers!
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