Strawberry and nectarine refresher

This cocktail by Sean Gravina can be enjoyed by the entire family. For the little ones simply leave out the vodka. They love joining the grown ups in an aperitif! 

Strawberry and nectarine refresher


  • 2 ripe nectarines
  • 100g strawberries
  • 4 shots vodka
  • 25ml lemon thyme syrup
  • Soda water

Lemon thyme syrup

  • 50g sugar
  • 100ml water
  • A few sprigs lemon thyme


  1. To make the lemon thyme syrup, bring all of the ingredients to the boil in a saucepan and allow to simmer on medium heat for 5 mins. Allow to cool and strain.
  2. Blend the fruit together with the lemon thyme syrup to a puree.
  3. Chill a glass with ice and then add the vodka.
  4. Add the fruit puree and finish with soda water and a slice of lemon.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 26 August, 2016. 

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