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Super easy recipe for Summer Thyme Liqueur for a taste of summer all year round.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: liqueurs
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 6 lemons unwaxed or well washed
  • 750 ml/1 1/4 pints vodka
  • 200 h/7oz sugar
  • 500 ml/1 pint water
  • 4 tbsp fresh thyme leaves or 1 large bunch thyme


  • Peel the zest from the lemons in strips then squeeze out the juice into large jar
  • Add the vodka, water and sugar to the jar
  • Bruise the thyme before adding to the jar and popping on the lid
  • Shake well and store in a dark cupboard shaking every day for a week
  • Strain through double layer of either muslin or kitchen roll and pour into sterilised bottles
  • Will keep for up to a year
  • Serve well chilled