Watermelon Thyme Lemonade Recipe
Homemade Watermelon Thyme Lemonade recipe using freshly squeezed lemons, fresh watermelon juice, and thyme simple syrup is a unique fruit-infused lemonade recipe that will refresh your guests. This herbal lemonade recipe is perfect during the summer.
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Watermelon Thyme Lemonade Directions
In a large container combine the lemon juice, watermelon juice, water, sugar and thyme simple syrup. Stir to combine until the granulated sugar has dissolved.
Fill a tall glass serving pitcher full of ice.
Pour the Watermelon Thyme Lemonade concentrate into the pitcher until it is full. Stir well. Add lemon slices and sprigs of fresh thyme and basil (if desired) and stir once again.
Replenish the glass pitcher with the remaining Watermelon Thyme Lemonade concentrate as needed.
Make 8 to 10 servings depending on the size of glasses used to serve.
Thyme Simple Syrup Instructions
Place the sugar and water in a saucepan. Mix until sugar is mostly dissolved.
Place the saucepan on a burner over medium heat. Heat until just boiling.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool about 15 minutes. Syrup should still be warm.
Slightly crush the thyme leaves and stems, cutting large stems if needed. Add the fresh thyme to the pot and push down under the syrup.
Place a tight-fitting lid on the pot and allow to steep for a couple of hours or overnight.
Strain thyme simple syrup through a strainer lined with cheesecloth or a coffee filter to remove all plant material.
Place the thyme simple syrup in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
Makes 1 cup thyme simple syrup.
Serve the Watermelon Thyme Lemonade in mason jars or tall glasses that have been filled with ice and garnished with more lemon slices and fresh herb sprigs.
Thyme simple syrup will keep for about 2 to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
Serving: 1 glass | Calories: 202 kcal
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