Vanilla simple syrup goes a long way to round out and jazz up what would otherwise be just another nonalcoholic cocktail of citrus juice and soda. Served in a Champagne glass, it’s pretty, festive and just right for making a toast, minus the booze.
- ½oz. lemon juice
- ½oz. orange juice
- 1oz. vanilla syrup, see below
- Club soda
- Orange peel
- 1vanilla bean
- ½quart sugar
- ½quart water
Step 1Slice a vanilla bean lengthwise and add to a quart of simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water by volume). Steep overnight. Remove bean. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Step 2Add juices and syrup to a Champagne flute. Top with club soda. Garnish with orange peel.