Thyme Infused Lemonade

adapted from Amy's Cooking Adventures and Martha Stewart


1 1/2 cups of sugar

6 sprigs fresh thyme

2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice

7 cups cold water, divided


Garnish

Thyme sprigs

Lemon slices


In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of the water, the sugar and thyme to a boil.  Stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved, about 2-3 minutes.  Remove the mixture from the heat.


Stir in the remaining six cups of cold water and the lemon juice.  Pour the lemonade through a strainer and into a pitcher.


Refrigerate until cold, about an hour.


Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and thyme, if desired.


Note:  Martha's recipe suggests adding some gin.  That is a thought for a future pitcher of loveliness!