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Easy Grapefruit Cocktail

Easy Grapefruit Cocktail


A simple cocktail that celebrates the sweet and tangy goodness of grapefruit!MORE+LESS-

12

oz freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice

1

splash grenadine (optional)

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    Stir or shake all ingredients together until combined. Serve over ice.

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  • Crank up the heat, broiled grapefruit is where it’s at!I grew up in a family that loved grapefruit. Make that – LOVED grapefruit. Every winter our church would host a fruit sale, and we would order boxes upon boxes of fresh grapefruit. Once our shipment arrived, I would come down to breakfast every morning to find half a grapefruit sitting on the table for me, already sectioned by my dad. (I know, I hardly appreciated it at the time. Now I know that made grapefruit all the better!)As an adult, my grapefruit love has continued. But one of my favorite ways to prepare it now is super quick and delicious – broiled!It literally could not be easier. Just sprinkle your grapefruit halves with a pinch of sugar, pop them under the broiler until they are warm and the sugar begins to caramelize, and then a delicious treat is yours to enjoy.Broiled grapefruit is fabulous plain, but I also really enjoy it dipped in Greek yogurt, served up in a cocktail, or topping a salad.It's super easy to broil a grapefruit. Start with a ripe grapefruit or two. Cut them in half, and then sprinkle a pinch of sugar across the top of each half.Pop them under the broiler on low for about 5-10 minutes, or until the tops begin to burst and the edges turn slightly golden. Keep a close eye on these while baking. The edges can burn quickly!Then pull out the delicious warm grapefruit with that caramelized sugar and dive in!!!

In Season: Grapefruit-growing season lasts from October through May. Grapefruit keeps well in cold storage, so it can be found in supermarkets year-round.

What to Look For: Grapefruit comes in white, pink, and red varieties. Pink and red grapefruit get their rosy blush from lycopene, the same antioxidant found in tomatoes. Choose fruit that's heavy for its size, with smooth, rather than bumpy skin. These are good indicators that the grapefruit will be juicy.

How to Store: Grapefruit will keep at room temperature for a week when stored in a bowl or basket with good air circulation. Kept in an airtight bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator, it can be stored for up to two months.


Paloma Tequila Cocktail

The paloma is a thirst-quenching tequila cocktail that's very easy to mix up. A favorite drink from Mexico, it is equally popular worldwide and one of the best ways to show off a great tequila. "Paloma" is the Spanish word for "dove," and it's a fitting name for this sparkling grapefruit drink. There are many differing thoughts on who invented the Paloma—from Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner and bartender of the La Capilla, a bar in Tequila, Mexico to a folk song from the early 1860s called "La Paloma"—but no one knows for sure who to credit this refreshing cockail to.

Though there are variations, two elements are essential in any paloma recipe: tequila and grapefruit. It's a beautiful match, especially with a tart lime accent and a little fizz. Traditionally, grapefruit soda is used, and Jarritos Toronja has typically been the brand of choice. It's not too hard to find this Mexican soda, especially if you look at markets that sell international food or shop online.


Rosemary Grapefruit Rickey

Rosemary and grapefruit make a tasty flavor combination in this variation on a lime rickey. These herbal flavors mix perfectly with the gin's own botanical notes, resulting in a delightfully light cocktail.

Ingredients

  • Two sprigs rosemary, one for garnish
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 1½ ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Ice
  • Seltzer water
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 rosemary sprig with the simple syrup.
  2. Add the grapefruit juice, gin, and ice. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice and top with the seltzer.
  4. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a slice of grapefruit.

Tequila Drinks

Margarita

Knowing how to make a good margarita is an essential skill for any home drink-maker. Note: It does not start with a bottled mix.

Instead, this perfectly balanced cocktail demands good blanco tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice. (Some would say the salted rim is required, which would take this over the three-ingredient limit, but I'd say that's up for debate.) Where's the sugar? Turns out you don't actually need any as long as you're working with good triple sec, like Cointreau.


Grapefruit Prosecco Cocktail Recipe

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. And what inspired me to make this recipe is the fact that my mom loves wine. Wine is the only alcohol she drinks and making a simple cocktail is just the best way to enjoy it. This is a great cocktail for Mother’s Day Brunch.

Until recently, I was not into sparkling wine. I would think that it is expensive and too dry and sweet. I’ve worked at a restaurant and attended numerous wine tasting events and I never realized my love for sparkling wines.

But this past New Year’s Eve, after trying a glass of prosecco, I realized that I actually enjoyed the taste and sparkle. It is light and refreshing. Perfect for a romantic night or entertaining.

I’m extremely happy I was able to try VOVETI prosecco and make some cocktails with it. I’m impressed by its quality.

VOVETI is the chic, modern Italian prosecco that embodies affordable luxury and classic style.

VOVETI is a high quality, craft prosecco only 15,000 cases are produced annually.

VOVETI is a collaborative effort between the Collavini family and the Ferrer family each family brings 4 generations of sparkling wine expertise to the table.

I paired the delicate sweetness of VOVETI prosecco with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and added some extra flavor with a spring of thyme in each glass. Such a cool drink, ready in a minute.

I personally have numerous reasons to entertain during Spring and Summer. Holidays, birthdays, family gatherings, baby or bridal showers. Simple and festive drinks like this are the way to impress everyone around you and make them feel special.

This prosecco is definitely a winner! Go and pick up a bottle for your next party or event.


Who doesn’t love mojitos? Well, sometimes you can’t have them because they usually come with rum… Except now you’re learning how to make one without and it’s the best thing ever, amirite? The combo of the healthy blueberry juice (we’re talking organic, no sugar added), fresh mint herbs, tart lime and the subtle sweetness of the fall-inspired maple syrup addition is just perfect for the taste buds.

Here is a beverage all can enjoy, both kids and adults – a non-alcoholic version of the ever-popular mint julep. If you’re not drinking, then you might want to try this virgin Juicy Julep. Pineapple, orange and lime juices come together in this non-alcoholic cocktail. It’s a delectable drink… That’s made even more special with the slice of pineapple on the edge. Yum!


Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Gin
  • .5 oz. Lemon juice
  • .5 oz. Simple syrup*
  • 4 oz. Champagne
  • Long lemon twist, for garnish
  1. Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously
  2. Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne
  3. Carve a long, thin strip of lemon peel with a channel knife and coil into glass

*for simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, chill, and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a month

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