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Recipe by
Vallèe du Willamette, OR

I reduced the yield significantly from the amounts listed below. You can adjust the proportion of lemon juice to grapefruit to desired taste. From Yes, you could say I have a serious love for grapefruit.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For grapefruit-lemonade

  • 2 1/2 c
    *freshly* squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 c
    freshly squeezed grapefruit
  • thin half moon slices of grapefruit, for garnish
  • fresh mint, lemon verbena, pineapple sage or other fresh herb, for garnish
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    filtered water

How To Make grapefruit-lemonade

  • 1
    Prepare the SIMPLE SYRUP: Combine the sugar and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Stir well and set over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to a slow boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until all of the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature or set in an ice bath to chill quickly.
  • 2
    When ready to serve the beverage, combine the lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and the sugar syrup in a medium pitcher. If desired, the mixture can be diluted with a little bit of filtered water, to taste.
  • 3
    Add a grapefruit slice to each serving, fill with ice cubes and garnish with fresh herb of choice.

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