This sparkling grapefruit mocktail with thyme is easy, refreshing and delicious. A perfect non-alcoholic cocktail for sunny weekends and special occasions.
If you're looking for a simple mocktail to make at home, try this sparkling grapefruit mocktail.
Easy: this mocktail can be whipped up at home with no bartending skills required.
Delicious: there is something about the combination of grapefruit and thyme together that I can't resist.
Healthy: I made the thyme syrup using only a small amount of Stevia, which makes this mocktail low sugar and low calorie. Grapefruit is a high nutrient, low calorie food, so as far as juices go, it's one of the healthiest.
If you love all things grapefruit, be sure to give my grapefruit and rosemary mocktail a try too.
INGREDieNTS YOU'LL NEED
Thyme: my thyme grows like a weed all year so I used it fresh from my garden. Store bought is fine too.
Sweetener: I used Stevia for the thyme syrup in this recipe and it worked perfectly! You can use any sweetener you choose, but you will need to adjust the quantities depending on which sweetener you use. 1 TBS of Stevia is plenty because it is so much sweeter than sugar. But if you are using a sugar replacement, or normal sugar, you will need to use equal parts sweetener to water.
Grapefruit juice: I always recommend squeezing fresh grapefruit juice if grapefruits are accessible to you. If they're not, don't worry - store bought tastes amazing too.
Soda water: use any sparkling water of your choice for this mocktail recipe.
Water: for your thyme syrup.
How to make sparkling grapefruit thyme mocktails
In a small saucepan, combine water and sweetener/sugar of choice over medium heat. Stir until dissolved.
Add thyme and simmer on low for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for at least half an hour, or up to 3 hours. Strain and cool.
Add 1 tablespoon of thyme syrup and ½ cup grapefruit juice to a glass. Add ice and sparkling water, then stir gently.
I hope you enjoy these delicious sparkling grapefruit mocktails with thyme as much as I loved creating them!
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon Stevia or sweetener/sugar of choice (see note 1)
- ½ cup thyme
- ½ cup grapefruit juice
- ⅓ cup soda water
To make the thyme syrup
- In a small saucepan, combine water and sweetener/sugar of choice over medium heat. Stir until the sweetener/sugar is dissolved.
- Add thyme and simmer on very low (barely bubbling) for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit it for at least half an hour, or up to 3 hours. Strain and cool.
To make the mocktail
- Add 1 tablespoon thyme syrup and ½ cup grapefruit juice to a glass. Add lots of ice, top with soda water and stir gently. Garnish with extra thyme and serve.
- You'll have enough thyme syrup for 4-5 mocktails!
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.