We’re heading into the holiday weekend and sometimes it’s just hard trying to make a decision on what to bring to a 4th of July BBQ, especially when life keeps throwing you those last minute curve balls. The usual suspects are sure to be there, so what can you bring that’s going to spice up the mix? Try this Lemongrass + Thyme Summer Fizz! The combination of flavors are both simple and complex, sweet and sultry.. a burst of fizzy fun in your mouth. We added some fresh juice from muddles blueberries to the mix for a fun extra splash of flavor, but you can leave it out for a more crisp citrusy flavor. Add a shot (or two, we won’t judge) of gin or vodka and you’ve got yourself an adult drink fit for a holiday weekend! Don’t be surprised if people comment on how creative and unique you are! Happy 4th of July, lovelies!
Lemongrass + Thyme Summer Fizz
1 cup water
1 cup cane sugar
2 lemongrass stalks, sliced
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 L of sparkling water
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
splash of fresh lemon juice
for the lemongrass + thyme simple syrup
Combine equal amounts of sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add in lemongrass stalks and thyme sprigs and bring to a rolling boil, then remove from heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely, then strain through a sieve to remove stalks and sprigs. You only need 1 tablespoon of syrup per drink, so we like to pour the syrup into a small mason jar and store the remaining amount in the refrigerator for future use.
for the spritzer drink
In a cocktail shaker (or small cup) muddle the blueberries and lemon juice together with just a dash of lemongrass + thyme syrup. Fill a glass with ice. Add 1 tablespoon of syrup, a splash of blueberry juice, and 6-8oz. of sparkling water and shake well.
*hint, hint: this fizzy drink would also be delicious with a little bit of gin or vodka for a more adult cocktail!