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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.




So what you need:


Mint Sprigs

Lemonade/Soda water

Vodka/Gin (optional)

Cocktail shaker

Muddler/ Pestle and mortar

Lemon squeezer/juicer



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.


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.



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..








Just in time for the weekend…or tonight if your having a particularly good Thursday..or a bad. Anyway to the point. I have been playing around with using the lavender syrup recipe here in cocktails. And you know what? It goes soooo well with vodka and lemon…

It’s a really nice summery drink, and so easy to make.

so here is what you need.

A cocktail shaker, or if you have misplaced yours, a jar will do…anything really


Lemon juice

Lavender Syrup

Lemon wedge

lemonade or soda water



Ok so pour in  2 generous shots of vodka and add a handful of ice.

squeeze a lemon until you get at 1 tablespoon of juice. Add this to the vodka ice mix.

Add 2 tablespoons of lavender syrup and top up with lemonade or soda water.

Now give it a good shake!! Feel free to do a dance too!

pour into a fancy old fashioned champagne glass, or a tumbler.. and garnish with a lemon wedge.

You get about 2 drinks from this mix.


This was the perfect balance of vodka,lemon and lavender for me. But depending on how you like it…just add more of each.

This is sooo easy to drink..but do drink responsibly

And have a good Thursday night…