Grapefruit Mint Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Ok so this is such a simple recipe, I like it as a refreshing mid afternoon drink, but you can change this virgin cocktail into something with more of a kick by adding vodka or gin.

 

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So what you need:

Grapefruit

Mint Sprigs

Lemonade/Soda water

Vodka/Gin (optional)

Cocktail shaker

Muddler/ Pestle and mortar

Lemon squeezer/juicer

Ice

 

Ok so its such a simple recipe. First thing first I cut the grapefruit in half, and cut round the rind to free the pulp.

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I used a lemon squeezer like this and simply put the pulp in and squeezed out the juice..it’s so easy, a little messy but I found it easier then trying to juice it on a  manual juicer. Simply juice the grapefruit. One grapefruit will give you two small drinks. Then add the mint and crush it all together. I then let my juice sit for an hour to really let the mint sink in. This isn’t a necessity. After that I added it with some ice and lemonade to the cocktail shaker. Gave it a good shake, strained and poured.

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Add a splash of vodka or gin to give it that extra kick. But that i it. I have been drinking these (virgin) thid afternoon and the mint goes so well with the bitter sweet grapefruit. I hope you like it. i tried it with both pink and red grapefruit. Both were delicious!! I think I may add some gin in mine tonight..

 

Enjoy!!