Elevate Your Sipping Experience: Blood Orange Thyme Spritz
Oct 21, 2016, Updated Nov 20, 2023
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When it comes to refreshing and sophisticated cocktails, the Blood Orange Thyme Spritz stands out as a vibrant and aromatic choice. Perfect for any season, this drink combines the zesty tang of blood oranges with the subtle, earthy notes of thyme, creating a sensory delight.
Crafting the Perfect Refreshing Citrus Thyme Cocktail
The Blood Orange Thyme Spritz is more than just a cocktail; it’s a celebration of flavors. Each sip offers a burst of citrusy freshness, complemented by the distinctive, savory hint of thyme. This drink is not only refreshing but also visually stunning, making it a perfect companion for elegant dinner parties. Imagine serving this alongside sophisticated dishes like garlic-y braised short ribs or delicate potstickers.
Homemade Blood Orange and Thyme Spritzer: A DIY Delight
There’s something incredibly satisfying about crafting your own cocktails at home. The Homemade Blood Orange and Thyme Spritzer allows you to play mixologist, blending flavors to your taste. This cocktail pairs exceptionally well with light, fresh starters like a delicata kale salad or as a sweet finish after indulging in a decadent basque cheesecake.
Tips and Tricks
- Quality Ingredients: Use fresh, ripe blood oranges and high-quality thyme for the best flavor.
- The Right Balance: Adjust the sweetness and acidity according to your preference for a perfect balance.
- Chill Your Glassware: Serving in chilled glasses enhances the refreshing nature of the cocktail.
- Gentle Muddling: Muddle the thyme gently to avoid bitterness.
- Experiment with Garnishes: Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs or blood orange slices for an extra touch of elegance.
Absolutely, but blood oranges offer a unique flavor and color that’s hard to replicate.
Muddle the thyme leaves gently to release their oils or infuse the syrup with thyme.
Yes! Just replace the alcoholic components with soda water for a refreshing mocktail.
Serve it chilled in a tall glass with plenty of ice and a slice of blood orange for garnish.
Mix everything except the sparkling components in advance and add them just before serving.
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Blood Orange & Pomegranate Thyme Spritz
- 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 5 sprigs of thyme + more for garnish
- Ice, for serving
- 12 ounces pomegranate juice
- 12 ounces Truly Spiked & Sparkling Sicilian Blood Orange
- In a small saucepan, set over medium heat, combine the cane sugar, water and thyme. Stir until the sugar has dissolved; bring to a simmer and then immediately turn off the heat, cover and allow to cool and steep, about 15 minutes.
- Fill up four glasses with ice. Add an ounce (2 tablespoons) of syrup to each glass. Top with about 3 ounces of pomegranate juice and then top with the Truly Spiked & Sparkling Blood Orange. Give it a light mix and then garnish with thyme sprigs.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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