Monday, August 11, 2014

Grapefruit Mojitos

Perfect Pairing:  Wooden spoon


Grapefruit mojitos are my official summer drink of 2014.  Fresh mint is muddled with fresh lime juice and a touch of sugar, then mixed with white rum, ruby red grapefruit juice and club soda.  Serve over ice and you have a ridiculously delish and refreshing summer drink.  AND, and and and, it is pink.  I love a pink drink.

I am not a fan of overly sweet drinks, so I don’t use much sugar in this recipe.  Feel free to increase the sugar if you like it sweet.  You could also replace the club soda with Fresca or Sierra Mist. 


Mint is a notoriously hearty plant, so if you are growing it this summer you probably have an excess of the fresh herb. My mom has a thriving mint plant that is always just begging to be trimmed down.  I am happy to use the harvest in a big batch of mojitos!

A few years ago when we purchased a bottle of Barcardi rum it came with a muddler.  I love this little tool, but if you don’t have one you can certainly use a wooden spoon to get the job done.

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Grapefruit Mojitos

Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing

  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tb sugar
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 ½ cups club soda


In a pitcher combine the mint, lime juice and sugar.  Muddle with a wooden spoon until the mint starts to break down.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.  Taste and add more sugar if desired.  Pour over ice and serve.  Makes 6-8 drinks.

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