Vodka Fizz
ingredients
ingredients
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step-by-step directions

Daphne Oz's Grapefruit Thyme Spritz

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 10 fresh Thyme sprigs
  • 1/4 cup fresh Lemon Juice (from about 2 lemons)
  • 1 cup Grapefruit Juice (strained; from about 3 grapefruits)
  • 8 ounces Vodka
  • 20 ounces Seltzer
  • fresh Grapefruit slices for garnish
step-by-step directions
  • To make a thyme simple syrup, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine the sugar and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring gently, until the sugar is dissolved. Gently bruise 6 thyme sprigs by banging them with the back edge of a knife or the heel of your palm and add them to the simple syrup. Remove the mixture form the heat and set aside for at least 2 hours. Strain the liquid just before using to remove thyme; reserve the syrup and discard the thyme.
  • Combine the lemon juice and grapefruit juice in a pitcher and add simple syrup to taste (about 1 tablespoon per serving); stir to combine. Store remaining simple syrup in a sterilized glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • To each glass, add ice, 2 ounces of vodka, and a quarter of the grapefruit mixture. Top with seltzer. Garnish with a few fresh grapefruit slices and one of the remaining thyme sprigs. 
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