To Make a Cocktail, Pt. 5

 

    Good morning! It's officially lemonade season, and I love finding small, artisnal ways to spruce up the beloved warm-weather drink. Today's option is adding a little thyme and vodka to the classic. Cocktails with herbs are becoming a "thing" and I understand why. Basil, thyme, lavender, etc. typically pair well with fruity flavors. They contrast the sweetness and add a fresh twist to something that otherwise might be too sweet.

      This cocktail is no exception, considering lemon juice always tastes sugary rather than tart to me. I chose thyme to complement that sweetness, and it really makes the drink more "adult". It just feels more sophisticated to swirl a sprig of thyme around in your lemonade! Get the Thyme Lemonade recipe below.

Thyme Lemonade: yields one cocktail

Ingredients:

- one shot of vodka

- 1/2 cup of sparkling water

- a big squeeze of lemon juice

- a few sprigs of thyme

Directions: Stir ingredients together in your glass and enjoy!