Blueberry-Thyme Adult Lemonade Recipe

My good friend Jeanee Ledoux is back with another awesome Friday cocktail! You can check our her last cocktail recipe right here. I can totally attest to the deliciousness of this adult lemonade recipe! Jeanee brought a batch of this stuff to the drive-in, and it was great on a steamy, rainy night. We paired it up with nooch-covered popcorn and that new movie with Seth Rogan about the end of the world. Perfecto! – Becky

Try bottling this beautiful purple cocktail (or mocktail) adult lemonade recipe for your next picnic!

Try bottling this beautiful purple cocktail (or mocktail) adult lemonade recipe for your next picnic!

Last week I needed a portable cocktail for a ladies’ night at the drive-in. My sister had just given me a gallon of fresh blueberries, which reminded me of a savory blueberry lemonade I sipped at Empire State South on New Year’s Eve. My version of this lemonade recipe is sweeter, but also a little earthier thanks to thyme-infused syrup.

Use about as much thyme as shown in the photo. This herb tastes medicinal in large doses, so restrain your hand! Okay, here’s what you do.

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Blueberry-Thyme Adult Lemonade Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • a few sprigs of thyme
  • 5 cups filtered water, divided
  • 2 cups raw sugar
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice (12 to 15 lemons)
  • Vodka


  • Combine the blueberries, thyme, and 2 cups of the water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Occasionally stir and mash the berries with a wooden spoon.
  • Strain the berry mixture and return the liquid to the pan. Add the sugar and stir over low heat until dissolved. Let cool.
  • Combine 2 1/2 cups of the blueberry syrup, the lemon juice, and the remaining 3 cups of water in a pitcher. Serve with a shot of vodka or enjoy as a mocktail!

Looking for style points? Funnel the lemonade into a glass bottle, garnish with more thyme, and dust off your vintage ice bucket!

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