Pink Grapefruit Mojito

Pink Grapefruit Mojito Recipe

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Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

From a mixologist who said his favorite dessert, the grapefruit granita, was the inspiration for creating a grapefruit version of the classic Cuban cocktail Mojito. He first prepares a grapefruit granita dessert to use for the citrus flavoring in this cocktail. He said you can achieve the same results by using grapefruit juice, so I altered the recipe using bottled graprefruit juice, and it's fantastic! It strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tart. The distinct fragrance and taste of the fresh mint is delectable, but the pairing of the grapefruit and mint together is a heavenly match.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
1
Prep:
2 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1
    lime wedge
  • 1 to 2 tsp
    sugar (for rim)
  • 6 to 7
    fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp
    grapefruit zest (optional)
  • 1 oz
    simple syrup (more or less, to taste)
  • 1 1/2 oz
    light rum
  • 4 to 5 oz
    pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 to 3 oz
    club soda (or as needed to fill glass)
  • 1/2 cup
    ice cubes
  • 1
    grapefruit segment (for garnish)

How to Make Pink Grapefruit Mojito

Step-by-Step

  1. Rub the lime wedge across the rim of a large (8-oz size) old-fashioned glass. Dip the rim in the sugar.
  2. Tear mint leaves and place in the bottom of the old-fashioned glass. Add grapefruit zest (if using) and simple syrup, and muddle the mint leaves, to release the mint flavoring. Add ice cubes to the glass.
  3. Gently pour in rum and pink grapefruit juice over the ice (being careful not to knock any of the sugar off the rim). Top off with a few splashes of club soda. Stir gently to blend the flavors.
  4. Garnish with a fresh grapefruit segment, and serve immediately.

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About Pink Grapefruit Mojito

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Cuban
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Sodium Low Carb




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