Thyme Lemonade

A Taste of Ireland: Ballyknocken Cookery School

Thyme Lemonade

Servings 1 liter
Author Chef Catherine Fulvio


  • 8 ¾ oz caster sugar
  • 1 pint water
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 lemons juice only
  • 1 liter sparkling water
  • Ice, to serve
  • Lemon slices, to serve
  • Sprigs of thyme, to serve


  • To prepare the syrup, place the sugar, water, and thyme into a saucepan over a medium heat and bring to the boil, boil for 1 minute then reduce the heat to a simmer for about 7 to 8 minutes until a light syrup forms. Remove from the heat and remove the thyme sprigs. Leave to cool completely.
  • Stir in the lemon juice.
  • Pour the thyme lemon syrup into a pretty jug or carafe, add the ice, thyme sprigs, lemon sprigs and pour in the sparkling water. Stir lightly and serve.