Sparkling Lavender–Thyme Vodka Lemonade

Vodka Lavender Thyme Lemonade
Vodka Lavender Thyme Lemonade
Sparkling Lavender–Thyme Vodka LemonadeTodd Coleman

Lemonade gains herbaceous depth from lavender and thyme, while vodka delivers a good, clean punch. Serve it with salty, casual foods like Beijing chicken wings or blue cheese-stuffed burgers.

Sparkling Lavender–Thyme Vodka Lemonade
Lemonade gains herbaceous depth from lavender and thyme, while vodka delivers a good, clean punch.
Yield: serves 4-6

For the Lavender-Thyme Simple Syrup

  • 34 cup sugar
  • 14 cup dried lavender
  • 1 bunch thyme

For the Sparkling Vodka Lemonade

  • 4 cups sparkling lemon soda
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 12 cup lemon juice
  • Thinly-sliced lemon wheels, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make the lavender-thyme syrup: Boil sugar and 3⁄4 cup water in a 2-qt. saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Add lavender and thyme; let herb syrup cool completely.
  2. Strain syrup into a pitcher filled with ice. Stir in soda, vodka, and lemon juice; garnish with sliced lemons.