By "there", I mean summer. Spring is only now beginning and I'm already thinking about summer. So when we are finally there, meaning summer is here, I plan to make lots of this lemon-thyme soda, which is a refreshing twist on classic lemonade.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 cups of water, 1 oz. fresh thyme, juice of 6 lemons, soda water.
Bring the sugar and water to a boil, add the thyme and let steep until cool. Pass mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Combine 1 1/2 ounces of the thyme syrup with 1/2 ounce of fresh lemon juice in a tall ice-filled glass rimmed with sugar. Fill with soda water and garnish with fresh lemon and thyme springs.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Culture Club Monaco