The Main Dish drink from the Red Team Demo, featuring the Tuscan vodka lemonade with rosemary and thyme simple syrup, as seen on Worst Cooks In America, Season 24.
Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Tuscan Vodka Lemonade with Rosemary and Thyme Simple Syrup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 cocktails



  1. To make the rosemary and thyme simple syrup, add the granulated sugar, 2 sprigs or the rosemary, 2 sprigs of the thyme and the water to a small saucepan. Turn on the heat and bring to a gentle boil, then stir to dissolve the sugar. Turn off the heat and let it cool. Discard the rosemary and thyme. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
  2. Add the vodka, lemon juice and 2/3 cup of the rosemary and thyme simple syrup (or more if you like a sweeter cocktail!) into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Mix together the superfine sugar and cayenne pepper then spread onto a plate. Run a lemon wedge around the rim of each glass and dip into the sugar and cayenne mixture. Fill each glass with ice, then divide the vodka lemonade between the 2 glasses. Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary and a sprig of thyme. Enjoy!