grapefruit thyme spritzer

Just in time for the weekend! This refreshing and Vitamin C packed spritzer is perfect for any summer get together. Especially this Fourth of July weekend when coolers can be full of sugary drinks full of artificial ingredients choose this Grapefruit Thyme Spritzer that is deliciously simple. This drink is refreshing and yummy by itself but is also a perfect mixer with your favorite Gin or Vodka. 

I N G R E D I E N T S

2 cups of fresh grapefruit juice (4 grapefruits)
3 cups of sparkling water
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of coconut sugar
2 tablespoons of fresh thyme, muddled


R E C I P E

-Juice the grapefruit using a reamer or juicer. I used this tool. 
-In a medium saucepan combine the water and coconut sugar, bring mixture to a boil until sugar completely dissolves into water
-Add the muddled thyme and steep in the mixture for 3-4 minutes. Strain herbs from syrup and let cool
-Pour the grapefruit juice and sparkling water into a pitcher
-Add in the thyme simple syrup to taste. I added about 2 tablespoons but add more or less depending on how sweet you'd like it. 
-Garnish with fresh thyme and serve chilled

This is refreshing on its own but is also a great mixer for a cocktail.