Strawberry Thyme Vodka Spritzer
Celebrate summer with this fresh, slightly sweet, slightly tart and fully delicious strawberry thyme vodka spritzer! Leave out the vodka to make it virgin!
Servings 2 eight ounce drinks over ice
- ½ cup chopped strawberries about 7 strawberries, plus 2 whole ones for garnish
- ¼ - ½ cup 2-4 ounces good quality vodka (more or less depending on preference)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon cane sugar
- ¾ cup sparkling water
Place chopped strawberries, vodka, lemon juice, 4 sprigs thyme and sugar in a bowl or cup/jar. Using a muddler (or end of a thick spoon or ice cream scooper if you don’t have one like me), carefully and slowly smash the strawberries and thyme with the vodka, lemon juice and sugar until everything is smashed and the strawberries have juiced.
Strain the liquid into two cocktail glasses or jars filled with ice. Divide the sparkling water between the two glasses and mix in.
Add back in some of the smashed strawberries if you want, then garnish with the 2 left over strawberries and sprigs thyme.
- You can always leave out the vodka for a still delicious virgin option!
Tips to prep ahead: Muddle ahead of time and store in a container in the fridge until ready to serve.
Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 31.8mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.7mg