Mixology 101: Tequila Thyme Lemonade

Nothing says summer afternoon more than lemonade! After dabbling in lemonade popsicles earlier this season (see here), mixing up a lemonade libation is another fun alternative to enjoying this childhood favorite. 

The Tequila Thyme Lemonade is a signature drink at the Garden Court Hotel's Summer Pop-Up Bar.  It is very simple to whip up, yet packs a powerful tart punch that is very refreshing. What I like to think of as the Tequila version of the Old Fashioned, this drink is a great option instead of the typical summer Margarita, which can get very sweet and boozy. Cheers to the last days of summer! 

Make sure to stop by the Garden Court Hotel's Summer Pop-Up Bar, which is open every Friday at 5:00pm until the end of August !


Fresh Thyme
Simple Syrup
Silver Tequila
Cold Water


1. Add 3 thyme sprigs and 2 lemon wedges into a glass cup
2. Add .5 - 1 oz of simple syrup and muddle ingredients directly in the glass
3. Add ice
4. Add 3 oz of silver Tequila and 1 oz of cold water
5. Stir

Garden Court Hotel

520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-9000