Vodka Thyme Lemonade (Recipe)
Learn how to make Vodka Thyme Lemonade, courtesy of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten says, “This signature cocktail is one of my favorites. It is light and refreshing, easy to drink and pairs perfectly with every season.”
Vodka Thyme Lemonade
Makes 1 drink
- 3 lemon wedges
- Granulated sugar
- 2 oz Ketel One Citroen Vodka
- 2 oz lemon-thyme syrup (recipe below)
- 1 splash club soda
- 1 sprig fresh thyme, preferably lemon thyme
- Run 1 lemon wedge over the rim of a 12 oz highball glass; dip the rim into sugar. Reserve the lemon wedge.
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the remaining 2 wedges hard, breaking the lemon skins to release their oils.
- Add syrup, vodka, and ice. Cover and shake.
- Pour the mixture into the sugar-rimmed highball glass, lemon wedges and all. Top off with club soda, then squeeze the reserved lemon wedge over before dropping it into the glass.
- Garnish with the thyme sprig and serve immediately.
Makes 1 cup
- 1 cup water
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 small bunch fresh thyme, preferably lemon thyme (approximately ½ oz)
- In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup water and the sugar to boiling, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the thyme, remove from the heat, and let stand until cool.
- Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Reprinted from Home Cooking with Jean-Georges by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Copyright © 2011. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.