Such a fresh and tasty syrup with a wonderful color. Great mixed with sparkling wine for a punch or 7Up for a mocktail!

I'm channeling my Scandinavian heritage for this fabulous syrup that can be used to enhance your favorite SUMMER SIPPERS! I developed this recipe for my friends atSons of Norway's Viking Magazine. Read about my Summer Sippers story HERE.

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Makes 1 cup syrup, serves 6-8

You will need:

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 pink grapefruits, peeled and chopped
10 pink peppercorns
sprig of fresh thyme

For serving:
fresh thyme
grapefruit rind

Alcohol suggestion: Tequila

  1. In a small saucepan combine sugar, water, grapefruit, thyme and pink peppercorns.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir well until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Let simmer for 5 min, cool.
  4. Drain the syrup though a sifter, so you just have the liquid.
  5. Serve 2-3 tablespoons over ice with 7 Up. Garnish with fresh thyme and grapefruit rind.
  6. To make a cocktail simply add 2 cl tequila to each glass and serve.


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