Recipe:Grapefruit herb sodas

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 4D

Serves 4

Note: Add a splash of vodka, gin or light rum for the adult set.

From "Breakfast for Dinner."

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup granulated sugar

A few sprigs fresh thyme, basil or mint

1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

2 cups club soda

INSTRUCTIONS

In a small saucepan, combine sugar with 1/2 cup water. Bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add herbs; cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove herbs, then let cool completely.

Fill four 8-ounce glasses with ice. Pour grapefruit juice over ice; stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of the herbed sugar syrup to taste. Top with soda. Serve garnished with herbs.

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