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Lemon Thyme Lemonade

There are few things I enjoy more than my herb garden. I finally got it planted now that warmer days have decided to stay.  One of my favorite herbs is lemon thyme. It's the best of all herbal worlds.  I love it in salads, but I also love this lemonade.  It is perfect for garden parties.

A glass of lemonade, with lemon slices and a lot of ice and a sprig of thyme in the glass sitting on a rock wall.

The most common thyme is French thyme and that is what you will find in your supermarket. I like it because it mellows stronger flavors like onion and garlic.  It is super simple and can be made ahead of "thyme."  Lemon thyme is perfect sprinkled on fish or used in the poaching liquid for cooking fish. It is so good on vegetables, too!  Thyme has other flavors, too, like oregano, orange, and pine.

A glass of lemonade, lots of ice, with floating lemon slices and a sprig of thyme sitting on a rock wall in a garden

Thyme has a lot of medicinal type uses, such as relieving stress, protects your heart, and helps with respiratory issues. You can read up on thyme by googling Benefit of using Thyme. You will find a lot of resources.

My favorite way to ingest it is in this lemonade. Infusing the thyme into the simple syrup gets a full concentration of the herb and it delicious. I just planted my herb garden this weekend, so my lemon thyme is ready to go!

A picture of an herb garden in a free standing garden with three shelves

A top down view of the herb garden with three shelves and several herbs.

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Lemon Thyme Lemonade

A sophisticated version of our everyday lemonade.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 10 M


  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 c fresh lemon juice
  • 1 bunch of lemon thyme (I grow mine, you might need to buy just regular thyme, still awesome!)
  • 7 c water


How to cook Lemon Thyme Lemonade

  1. In a saucepan, bring to a boil 1 c water and the sugar and the thyme (separate the leaves from the stems and discard the stems and use the leaves.)
  2. Boil until sugar dissolves.
  3. Stir in lemon juice.
  4. Pour into a large pitcher.
  5. Add 6 cups of cold water into the pitcher and stir.
  6. Add ice to an 8 oz glass. 
  7. Pour lemonade over ice.
  8. Garnish with lemon slices and a sprig of thyme.
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  1. Sounds good to me but at 29°F today we might have to wait a bit to try it! Have a great Sunday- xo Diana

  2. Love your little herb garden!

  3. Yum! I have some lemon thyme in the garden. I definitely need to try this drink this summer.

  4. Your lemonade looks so pretty and refreshing. I knew there was a lemon thyme, but have never grown it, or the other varieties. I always just grow the "supermarket kind". I HAVE to grow some of the other ones now. Your herb garden is so neat and organized, I just have mine planted in buckets. Either way, fresh herbs are the best!

    1. April, I'd plant herbs ANYWHERE just so I can grown them! Ha! That herb garden was a gift to my husband when his dad passed away. We love growing our herbs and thinking about the people who gave this to us.

  5. Your lemonade looks so good Terri! I can't wait until summer!

  6. this looks amazing and i love the idea of not just adding lemons but thyme as well! cant wait to try it when it gets warmer out!

  7. I look forward to making this when the days get warmer! It just sounds tasty and refreshing. Perfect for a
    post-yard work drink!

  8. This would be a perfect drink to sip on when it's hot out. I just love lemonade. I've never tried it with thyme before.

  9. I've had thyme in food but never in lemonade. That sounds like a refreshing drink to enjoy in the warmer weather.

  10. I have now found my summertime drink! This sounds so refreshing and scrumptious. Now to find lemon thyme so I can start growing it in my herb garden.

    1. Yay for summer drinks! Let me know what you think when you try it!

  11. I need to plant some thyme in my herb garden because I love cooking with it. Your lemonade looks so refreshing and delicious.

  12. I love your herb garden! That's such a neat rack you have for planting.
    I don't think I would have thought to pair lemon and thyme, but I love butter thyme pasta and it makes sense to add lemon too. Thanks for sharing your recipe - it's always nice to have a way to use fresh herbs.

  13. Anonymous3:47 PM

    I've never had thyme lemonade before but I'm definitely intrigued. Infusing the thyme in a drink sounds splendid and refreshing.

  14. I used to grow a bunch of different types of thyme in my garden. They all have such unique flavors. I have had basil lemonade but never thyme lemonade.

    1. Oooo! I need to try the basil lemonade next!

  15. I can't wait to grow thyme in my garden this year. This lemonade looks so refreshing. Can't wait to give it a try.

  16. I love lemonade! I'd never think of adding thyme to it, but that sounds so delicious! I might have to give it a try this summer.

  17. Oh my! Looks so refreshing! I'd love to make my own because of it is really hot in here! Thanks for this amazing drink!

  18. Thyme has some really great benefits to offer. It's definitely worth planting some an enjoying the flavor and the nutritional aspects. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  19. The lemonade looks refreshing! This is perfect especially now it's summer here.

  20. I would love to try it this way! I haven't had thyme lemonade, but all about something that is healthy, beneficial AND tastes great!

  21. Lemon and thyme is the dreamiest match when it comes to flavor profiles! I'll definitely have to make this recipe for myself.

  22. This looks so good! I'm so ready for summer and this drink! I don't know if I can wait that long to make it!

  23. Adding herbs to tea is delicious. Thyme has so many benefits including flavor!

  24. Your lemonade fruity drinks looks so good Terri! I can't wait until summer!


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