I have a recipe I’ve wanted to share with you for quite some time now. It’s called summer thyme blueberry lemonade or blueberry thyme lemonade. You read correctly. There is thyme in the lemonade. I know what you’re thinking? Thyme in lemonade? Isn’t thyme just for savory dishes? I’m pretty sure that I looked out in the backyard one day to discover that the thyme was taking over the planter. The rest as they say was history.
But the truth is, over the years, this blueberry thyme lemonade has developed quite the fan club. One sip and you’ll know why it’s right. It’s the perfect drink for a hot summer day.
You know I like to add a bit of extra flair to everything so besides tasting great, the lemonade is just pleasing to look at.
Of course it makes perfect sense to serve this over ice. Go for extra credit and chill the glass too.
My family looks forward to when I make this blueberry lemonade every year and yours will too.
You might as well start buying the lemons by the bag full right now. And don’t even think about buying bottled lemonade because after everyone tastes this recipe, no one will want it. Give this blueberry thyme lemonade a try and see what you think. You’ll be sipping on this all summer.
Summer-Thyme Blueberry Lemonade
A contemporary and tasty upgrade to classic lemonade with blueberries and fresh thyme.
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- Category: Beverage
- 5 cups water
- 4–6 lemons depending on size of lemons (I used 4 small lemons for this recipe)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- fistful thyme
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- *garnish- blueberries, fresh lemons, thyme and sugar
- Gently crush rinsed berries (just enough that they burst) and add to a sauce pan with 1 cup water
- Add thyme and sugar and simmer (medium low heat) for about 5 to 10 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved and remove from heat
- To pitcher, add the juice of lemons (seeds removed) and blueberry sugar water
- Add remaining water and stir along with vanilla.
- Let the lemonade steep in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before enjoying.
- Garnish glass rims with sugar before pouring over ice. Use additional garnish of lemon wedges and more blueberries as desired.
Keywords: blueberry lemonade, thyme in lemonade, blueberry thyme lemonade
Original June 1, 2015
Republished July 10, 2022
Comments ( 37 )
Victoria @ Creative Home Keeper
This looks like the perfect drink on a hot summer day. I love lemonade and berries but I love the idea of adding some fresh thyme to the drink. Thanks!
It sure is. A keeper for summer entertaining for sure.
Rattlebridge Farm–Foodie Friday & Everything Else
Beautiful, refreshing, and healthy–it doesn’t get any better!
I couldn’t agree more.
April J Harris (@apriljharris)
What a beautiful, refreshing summer drink, Lisa! There’s nothing like a glass of lemonade on a hot day and your Thyme Blueberry version is extra special! Pinned and will tweet. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop.
You said it April, It’s so interesting how herbs change and enhance the flavor of just about anything.
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
This looks delicious! I would never have thought to put thyme in lemonade but I’ll have to try it out!
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this sounds so delicious for summer! thanks for sharing!
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Perfect summerthyme relief from the desert heat. Can’t wait to try this recipe out!
Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
This looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking up with Inspire Me Monday! I will be featuring this tomorrow as one of my favorite links! 🙂
Thanks for the feature Amanda!
This looks so yummy. I can’t wait to try this one on my family. Thank you for linking up at #HomeMattersParty this week. I hope you will come back next week to link up again.
yum! what a delicious recipe!!
Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe.
It’ll be your new favorite summer staple.
This sounds delicious! What a prefect recipe for summer! I’m dreaming of some rum in it too! 😉
*Singing, “Summer Summer Summertime. Summertime”.
I use thyme all the time(ha) in seasoning meats and veggies, but i never thought about using it in lemonade. Thanks for the idea!
It would be great if you wanted to come over to my weekly link party and share this post:
Hope to see you there! : )
Oh you’re having a party? I’ll bring the lemonade.
Yum – I love thyme. Can’t wait to try this! Looks so refreshing
This looks so yummy! Perfect for summer 🙂
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This sounds so refreshing! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Looks delicious! I really love a refreshing tea! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty hope to see you next week.
Good Morning!! I wanted to stop by and let you know that your post has been selected as a Featured post for the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party! Stop by this morning to see your post linked up and don’t forget to grab your Featured Button too! ~Lisa~
Thanks Lisa. What a special surprise. I appreciate it.