The subtle lemon flavor of thyme pairs well with the tart grapefruit.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat. Add the thyme and peppercorns. Let steep for one hour. Strain and chill, reserving a few thyme sprigs for garnish.

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  • Mix grapefruit juice and vodka in a pitcher. (Chill if making ahead.) To serve, fill each 8-ounce glass with 1 tablespoon thyme syrup, add ice to fill the glass, and fill 3/4 of the way full with the grapefruit mixture. Top with club soda. Garnish with 1 sprig of fresh thyme and some cracked black pepper if desired.

Reviews (1)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
01/15/2014
I made this cocktail for a Christmas party and didn't actually read the recipe thoroughly and ended up using gin instead of vodka! I shook the ingredients together in a shaker with crushed ice and served it in a chilled martini glass with plenty of cracked black pepper on top. The flavor was great . . . the first guest said "This tastes like a liquid Christmas tree!" which I took as a compliment. Another evening I rinsed the glass with Pernod prior to pouring the cocktail. 5 stars!