Grapefruit and Thyme Mocktail

There's nothing better than a refreshing drink on a hot summer's day. Enjoy this as a mocktail or add a splash of your favourite spirt.

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Dying for the recipes that Chef Carmel dished up at our Summer Cooking Demonstrations? Here's the recipe for the Grapefruit and Thyme Mocktail

Thyme Syrup Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme 
Other ingredients
  • 3 and 1/3 cup sparlking water (cold) 
  • 1/2 cup thyme syrup
  • 1 and 1/3 cup fresh grapefruit 
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Thyme Syrup 
  1. Add sugar and water to a pot and bring to the boil. Switch back to a low heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the thyme and over with the syrup. Allow to steep for 2-3 hours at room temperature. 
  3. Remove the thyme. Pour the syrup into a glass with a lid and refridgerate. Use with 1-2 weeks. 
Putting together your Grapefruit Thyme Mocktail 
  1. Fill ice cubes into glasses. Add 2 tablespoons thyme syrup to each glass and fill up with 1/3 cup grapefruit juice and approximately 3/4 cup sparkling water. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and some thyme. 
  2. Enjoy ice cold. 
  3. Option: Add your favourite spirit