Tequila Thyme Lemonade

Tequila Thyme Lemonade

Guess what? It’s Friday and it’s time for a cocktail! But you already knew that, didn’t you? I don’t have much to complain about today. I actually took today off from work to go to Maine with Chris, his mom, and my mom. The weather is pretty awesome and we’re planning on hanging out in Ogunquit, eating lobster and drinking rum punch at Barnacle Billy’s. We’ll probably take a walk on the marginal way and appreciate the fact that it’s in the high 60s and sunny. I haven’t taken a full day off in I don’t know how long and I am way beyond excited. I’m scheduling this post since I don’t know when I’ll be home and want you to have a cocktail recipe for this beautiful evening!

I swear, I didn’t take the day off to watch the Royal Wedding! I mean, I work from home, so that wouldn’t be necessary. But I have been covering the Royal Wedding from a celebrity/fashion standpoint for work, so I did tune in for a while this morning. Did you get up and watch? I love getting into all the excitement but I do think it’s a tad odd that we seem to be so much more obsessed with it than even the British are. I heard they’re all laughing at us because we’re so obsessed 🙂 But it was awesome to watch and Kate Middleton looked stunning.

Though I’ll be sipping on some rum punch today, I wanted to share another fun summery cocktail with you. This one is perfect for sitting outside with a drink. It’s lemonade. OK, it’s more tequila than lemonade. But still.

Tequila Thyme Lemonade (makes 1 drink):
Adapted from Martha Stewart Living
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• 3 thyme sprigs
• 1 t sugar
• 2 lemon wedges
• 3 oz. silver tequila
• 1 oz. cold water
• 2 t freshly lemon juice
• Ice

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Simple and ingredients and super simple to make! Muddle the three time sprigs with the sugar and 2 lemon wedges in a glass.

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Add tequila, cold water, and ice. Taste. And realize you need to add a bit more lemon juice. Because yowza! Hello, strong Friday night drink 🙂

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Chris LOVED this drink. Maybe I’m a huge wuss, but it was just a tad too much tequila for me. Don’t get me wrong; it’s the perfect drink for sitting on the patio and chilling out at the end of the long week, but danggg it was strong. So feel free to try it when it’s complete and add more lemon juice and/or water. I won’t tell.

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I love drinks made with simple ingredients that are tasty and refreshing. And kinda pretty, too 🙂

What’s the best drink you’ve had lately?

I have two:

The Bloody Meyer at Brasserie Jo: It’s a martini made with Ketel One Vodka, meyer lemon, macerated tomato, and cilantro. If you love bloody marys and aren’t a fan of overly sweet martinis, this is for you… and me! Also, Chris and I are getting married at the Colonnade so yayyy!!! I have a feeling we’ll be hanging out here a lot in the future. I kinda sort of want to make it the signature drink for the wedding weekend, SO good!

Amarena Cherry Champagne Cocktail from Top of the Hub: I love a little bubbly and this hit the spot yesterday afternoon. The cherry was just strong enough to add a little sweetness to the drink. Really though, the Top of the Hub has one of the best cocktail menus in the city. And the BEST view in the city. Even if you don’t want to splurge on a whole meal there, stop in to the bar for a drink and the view 🙂

See? You can even spot our wedding venue! It’s the building with the fabulous roof-top pool! 🙂

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Have a fabulous, sun-filled weekend, everyone!

[Sues]

20 Responses to "Tequila Thyme Lemonade"

  1. emily @ the happy home says:

    yummmm. that looks so light and refreshing! i love the way fresh herbs taste in cocktails– much better than “herbal” liquor like jager. eww.

  2. Simply Life says:

    sounds like a pretty perfect Friday!

  3. Manda says:

    Lemon and thyme are always perfect together, so adding tequila makes it extra delicious! This is a great summer drink.

  4. Kelly says:

    I almost believe you that you didn’t take the day off JUST to watch the royal wedding, but not quite. 🙂

  5. I am really enjoying the Friday cocktails! I have made the strawberry Mojitos a few times now! It’s a great idea to try out new cocktails instead of the same boring ones!

  6. Bee says:

    I’m always fascinated with flavor combos like this. Usually, I don’t like thyme. I avoid it most times, but this combination intrigues me. I feel like it would blend well with the lemon. Next time I willingly buy tequilla and thyme (would be odd I think, haha), I’ll keep this in mind. Definitely would need some club soda or something though.

  7. Kerstin says:

    Love this flavor combo – so fancy! Wish I was enjoying one right now 🙂

  8. Michelle says:

    Hope you have a great time in Ogunquit…wait, is that where your wedding venue is?!

  9. Susan says:

    I love the idea of adding the thyme sprig. I usually have to add a little triple sec to sweeten my margs a tad more.

  10. Sues says:

    @Michelle- We’re getting married married at the Colonnade in Boston! 🙂

  11. Candice says:

    Sounds awesome! I’m goingto try this with Lemon Thyme!

    My go-to drink lately has been a spiked Arnold Palmer. Jeremiah Weed makes this amazing Sweet Tea infused vodka, I mix that with juice from a whole lemon and add a little water and ice cubes…totally yummy!

  12. Susan says:

    That looks so fresh and delicious! Hope you had a great weekend!

  13. Kelly says:

    My favorite drink right now is a pom saktini from a Japanese restaurant at the Cape. It’s been my favorite drink for awhile but nothing else seems to compare. This definitely sounds good though!

    I wasn’t obsessed with the wedding by any means, but I did watch a little during breakfast. I really just think that William, Kate and Harry (despite is bad rep) are all awesome people, and deal with things really well- so I enjoy watching them be happy. There are so few big world things to be excited about so I think it’s nice to be excited about this 🙂

  14. emily says:

    after my friday, i think i could have used that drink. 😉
    mojitos are definitely my fave summer drink. i can’t wait until it warms up, and i can drink one outside!

  15. Fantastic drink idea! I’d love to try this with gin 🙂

  16. It may not be Friday anymore but I must try this drink!

  17. Daisy says:

    as someone who recently got into sipping tequila straight, (once in awhile – it’s fun!) I think I’d like this drink! the other drinks about town sound fantastic as well.

  18. Juliana says:

    Wow, I have all the ingredients…will definitely try this awesome combination. Looks delicious! Have a great week ahead 🙂

  19. This drink looks so tasty and perfect for a warm spring day – which we’ve been lucky enough to have in Boston – yay! I love Church’s Envy – it’s a fresh kiwi and vodka martini. So good!

  20. C Payne says:

    Tried this with Lime Juice as a substitute. Was very impressed. Thank you for this recipe. Looks like a drink to serve when I have guests I’d like to impress.

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