Grapefruit Thyme Vermouth Spritz

1 cocktail
20 min

This refreshing, bubbly cocktail is the perfect spring sipper filled with grapefruit juice, thyme syrup, vermouth and sparkling water. Vermouth is a fortified wine, which means it’s wine distilled with a neutral alcohol, that is flavored with botanicals, like flowers, herbs, spices, and citrus. The floral notes in the vermouth complement the citrus grapefruit juice and herbaceous thyme simple syrup. Thyme simple syrup is made by simmering fresh thyme sprigs with sugar and water. Then, you mix it with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, sweet white vermouth, and top it off with something sparkly of your choice. This grapefruit thyme vermouth spritz is simple, floral, and a great way to celebrate spring. It’s bright and light and perfect for those warm backyard afternoons.

grapefruit and thyme vermouth spritz

grapefruit and thyme vermouth spritz

grapefruit and thyme vermouth spritz

Grapefruit Thyme Vermouth Spritz

Recipe details

  • 1  cocktail
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min


for the thyme syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme

for the cocktail

  • 1 1/2 oz sweet white vermouth
  • 1 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz thyme simple syrup
  • Topo Chico or other sparkling water


To make the thyme syrup:

Combine sugar, water, and thyme sprigs in a small saucepan.
Bring mixture to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes, until sugar has completely dissolved.
Strain out thyme sprigs and cool completely.
Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To make the cocktails:

In a glass filled with ice, stir together vermouth, grapefruit juice, and thyme syrup.
Top with sparkling water and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.
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