Update and Redux: J – A couple of times, one of our recipes has “saved the day.” This was one of them. We were making the drink for posting … at the same time, I was assembling a less-than-simple piece of furniture. It was hot. I was drenched. Going downhill fast. Suddenly, a big, cold glass of Thyme Lemonade appeared. Life got better quickly. Ahhh …
C – This thyme lemonade saved Jim’s life … kind of.
Jim was working up quite a sweat assembling furniture. I could see his energy level and patience was going down fast. That illustrated instruction manual was taking a lot longer to read than he expected.
I could see it was time to get him food. But, he wouldn’t stop.
The best alternative was the thyme lemonade leftover from our shoot.
Thank goodness I brought it to him in time. It was just what he needed. A magic cooling and refreshing drink that gave him energy. I couldn’t believe the change that happened in a few seconds.
What was in this lemonade? Nothing special. But, Jim’s blood sugar level was going down and needed a quick pick me up. The furniture was finished. Jim was really happy.
|Herb Week: Thyme Lemonade|
- 10 fresh lemon thyme sprigs
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup water for syrup
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 4½ cup water
- 5 to 6 sprigs of fresh lemon thyme sprigs for garnish
- 1 lemon, sliced
- Place the ½ cup of water and ½ cup sugar in to a small sauce pan. Heat until all the sugar has dissolved.
- Turn off heat and add the 10 sprigs of thyme. Let steep for 30 minutes. Then, discard the thyme.
- In a large pitcher add remaining water and lemon juice.
- Add the simple syrup, fresh thyme sprigs and lemon slices. Mix well.
- Serve over ice.
This lemonade was delicious, cooling and the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Not too sweet to get a sugar crash. The thyme flavor was nice and light.
I am so glad I had this great lemonade in the refrigerator. It really was a life saver for Jim.