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Prep Time
5 mins
Cooking Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
4 1/2 cups (1.125 L)


1 cup
250 mL
sprigs fresh thyme (plus extra for garnish)
3-in. (8-cm) piece fresh ginger, sliced
1 bottle
soda water or sparkling mineral water, chilled
750 mL
1/2 cup
lemon juice, strained (about 4 lemons) Ice
125 mL


Step 1

In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together 2 cups (500 mL) water, sugar, thyme and ginger. Bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for about 15 min. Cool 30 min., then strain syrup into a clean sealable bottle or jar. (To cool syrup more quickly, strain immediately into a measuring cup or bowl and place in the freezer.) Syrup can be made ahead.

Step 2

Add soda water to a pitcher and stir in the lemon juice. Add 6 tbsp (90 mL) of the syrup to the pitcher. Taste and add more syrup if necessary.

Step 3

Serve over ice and garnish each serving with a sprig of thyme.


Any leftover syrup will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 weeks. To make a single serving of lemonade, stir together 2 tbsp (30 mL) syrup and 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice. Pour over ice into a glass, top with soda water. Optional: Add 1 oz (1 tbsp/15 mL) gin or vodka to each serving.
Chilling Time: 30 min.

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Characteristics Beverages Potluck

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1 cup/250 mL):
48 g
46 g
35 mg
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