Vodka-Raspberry/Thyme Lemonade


2 cups organic, evaporated cane juice
12 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 24 lemons
2 cups vodka
Fresh raspberries for garnish


In a small saucepan, combine 2 cups of water with cane juice and thyme.  Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved.  Remove from heat.  Let cool to room temperature.  Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a large glass measuring cup.  Discard thyme. You should have 2 cups syrup. Cover with plastic and let chill in the refrigerator.

In a large serving pitcher, stir together lemon juice, vodka, and chilled syrup.  Divide evenly among eight glasses filled with ice.  Garnish with thyme sprigs and fresh raspberries.  Serve immediately.