Vodka Thyme Lemonade


  • 3 lemon wedges
  • Granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces Kettle One Citroen Vodka
  • 2 ounces Lemon-Thyme Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 splash club soda
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme (preferably lemon-thyme)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme (1/2 ounce) (preferably lemon-thyme)

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Run 1 lemon wedge over the rim of a 12 ounce highball glass; dip the rim into sugar.  Reserve the lemon wedge.

Step 2: Put the remaining 2 lemon wedges in a cocktail shaker.  Muddle hard, breaking the lemon skins to release their oils.  Add syrup, Vodka, and ice.  Cover and shake.

Step 3: 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.

For the Lemon-Thyme Syrup: 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.

Enjoy this delicious adult-lemonade from Jean-Georges responsibly!