thyme blueberry lemonade

Summer-Thyme Blueberry Lemonade

I’ve got a recipe I’ve wanted to share with you for quite some time now. I call it, Summerthyme Blueberry Lemonade. Nope. That’s not a typo in the spelling of summerthyme. There is thyme in the lemonade. I know what you’re thinking? Thyme in lemonade? Isn’t thyme just for savory dishes?

thyme blueberry lemonade

One taste of this lemonade and you’ll know why it’s right.

thyme blueberry lemonade

You know I like to add a bit of finesse and style to everything so besides tasting great, the lemonade is just pleasing to look at.

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So give this blueberry lemonade a try and see what you think. I’ll be sipping on this all summer.

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Cheers!

Summer-Thyme Blueberry Lemonade
 
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A contemporary and tasty upgrade to classic lemonade
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 5 cups water
  • 3-5 lemons depending on size of lemons (I used 4 small lemons for this recipe)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • fistful thyme
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • *garnish- blueberries, lemons, thyme and sugar
Instructions
  1. Gently crush rinsed berries (just enough that they burst) and add to a sauce pan with 1 cup water
  2. 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
  3. To pitcher, add the juice of lemons (seeds removed) and blueberry sugar water
  4. Add remaining water and stir along with vanilla.
  5. Let the lemonade steep in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before enjoying.
  6. Garnish with sugar rimmed glasses, lemon wedges and additional blueberries as desired

  • Comments ( 37 )

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    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!

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      LisaDLS

      It sure is. A keeper for summer entertaining for sure.

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    Rattlebridge Farm–Foodie Friday & Everything Else

    Beautiful, refreshing, and healthy–it doesn’t get any better!

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      I couldn’t agree more.

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    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.

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      You said it April, It’s so interesting how herbs change and enhance the flavor of just about anything.

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    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!

    Visiting from This Is How We Roll

    xoxo
    Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      I’ll call that win! Thanks for visiting.

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    Tianna

    this sounds so delicious for summer! thanks for sharing!

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    Patricia Knight

    Perfect summerthyme relief from the desert heat. Can’t wait to try this recipe out!

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    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! 🙂

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      Thanks for the feature Amanda!

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    mmgmom

    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.

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    Tianna

    yum! what a delicious recipe!!

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    Theresa @DearCreatives

    Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      It’ll be your new favorite summer staple.

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    Michaela

    This sounds delicious! What a prefect recipe for summer! I’m dreaming of some rum in it too! 😉

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      *Singing, “Summer Summer Summertime. Summertime”.

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    apoconant

    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:
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    Hope to see you there! : )

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      Oh you’re having a party? I’ll bring the lemonade.

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    Shelly

    Yum – I love thyme. Can’t wait to try this! Looks so refreshing

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    gracefulcoffee

    This looks so yummy! Perfect for summer 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    Dee

    This sounds so refreshing! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      Cheers Dee!

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    crystalish1

    Looks delicious! I really love a refreshing tea! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty hope to see you next week.

  • avatar
    Lisa B.

    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~

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      Thanks Lisa. What a special surprise. I appreciate it.

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