Happy Friday! Let’s celebrate by drinking booze in the form of a grapefruit mojito.
I haven’t quite hit my grapefruit threshold yet, so hopefully you guys don’t mind the grapefruit overload. Also-this is my first cocktail on the blog. What????! It’s true. You can go to the archives and check. I did.
There are two explanations for this. The first is that I am a huge wimp when it comes to cocktails. I’ve always been a wine and beer gal. Always. I appreciate good cocktails, but I usually just find them way too strong. Again, I am a wimp.
I once tried a cocktail that was infused with jalapeno and I wanted to die (and I like spicy things). Whiskey makes me gag. Gin is my worst nightmare. I just…can’t. I’d much rather buy a pint of beer with the guys and call it a day.
That being said, there are a few cocktail staples that I can handle. And actually enjoy! Mojitos, magheritas, coronaritas (duh, beer), pina coladas, daiquiris, and anything involving Malibu or Kahlua. Could I be more girly? I doubt it.
Anyway, I came up with the idea for a grapefruit mojito the other day, and it just stuck. Honestly, I’m pretty sure I could get on board with any cocktail that involves grapefruit–because I happen to love it that much–but the combination of the grapefruit, lime, and fresh mint goes so well together.
I chose to use ruby grapefruits for this drink and added both fresh juice (one ounce) and a chopped slice (to muddle with the lime and mint). It had the added bonus of giving the cocktail the prettiest pale pink hue!
Pretty cocktails win. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Yield: 1 Mojito
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1/2 lime, quartered
- half moon, thin slice of grapefruit
- 8-10 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 ounces soda water
- ice cubes
- Combine the lime quarters, grapefruit slice, mint leaves, and sugar in a cocktail glass. Muddle.
- Add the rum, grapefruit and lime juice, and stir together until sugar has dissolved. Finish with club soda and one or two large ice cubes.