6/19/2012

Grapefruit Goddess



So I developed this "thing" for grapefruit last weekend. I have no idea what it was, but I guess I just really wanted something sweet and tart and refreshing all in one. Grapefruit fit the bill I guess, so I bought five of them and ate two in a matter of hours...


In addition to downing two grapefruits, I was in the super stressful process of picking out a paint color for the interior walls of my house and I needed a cocktail. Badly. I only had rum in the house and didn't want to go to the store because it was just one of those days where I just wanted to be in my pj's the whole afternoon. I love those kind of afternoons. So here is what I came up with...


Grapefruit Goddess

3 oz of fresh grapefruit juice
2 oz (or more) of white rum
a few sprigs of mint + a few more for garnish
Simple syrup, to taste *
Handful of ice

Dip the rims of your glass in to the grapefruit juice and then into sugar. Set the glass aside. Add the grapefruit juice and the mint to a shaker. Muddle the juice and the mint with the end of a wooden spoon. Add the rum, the simple syrup and the ice and shake for a few minutes. Pour into the sugar-rimmed glass, add a sprig of mint for garnish and enjoy!

This makes one or two drinks, depending on the size of the glass you use. 

* To make simple syrup, add one part sugar to one part water to a pot. Stir and bring to a boil. Once it is up to a boil, turn the heat off and allow the syrup to cool.

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13 comments:

  1. Yum! My favorite grapefruit cocktail is: tonic, grapefruit juice and gin..

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  2. Yum!!!!! Love grapefruit and this sounds so refreshing, going to give it a shot. I have been into signature drinks like these lately..are those your pics? Amazing!

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  3. I'm not a huge fan o grapefruit but this looks amazing. I think I'm gonna give it a try!

    Maria

    http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com

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  4. This sounds so refreshing & your pictures are gorgeous!

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  5. This looks and sounds delicious and refreshing!

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  6. Oh no. Now you have me craving a cocktail at 10 am. This can't be good. I'm a sucker for anything that's garnished with mint. :)

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  7. This looks incredible! So refreshing and light. Gorgeous images, too.

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  8. Ummm, these look amazing!!! I'm a big fan of grapefuit and vodka, so I'm sure I could definitely get used to this drink! Pinning now!

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  9. Wow, this is delicious!! I LOVE greyhound cocktails! There is a local restaurant here that makes them with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and they are SO good!!

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  10. I love grapefruit so I can't wait to try this!

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  11. Not a fan of grapefruit, but I love seeing people experimenting with refreshing alcoholic beverages. A fun way to mix things up is to infuse simple syrups with other flavours (IE: strawberry or allspice).

    -h

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  12. I just saw this yummy cocktail over at Emily's blog, Recently. I will have to try this. Thank you!

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