Grapefruit Mojitos

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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.

Twice.

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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.

Grapefruit Mojitos | bloggingoverthyme.com

So that and the fact that I know nothing about mixology are probably why you haven’t seen many boozy drinks around here.  

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.

Grapefruit Mojitos | bloggingoverthyme.com

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!

Grapefruit Mojitos

Ingredients:

  • 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

 

Directions:

  1. Combine the lime quarters, grapefruit slice, mint leaves, and sugar in a cocktail glass.  Muddle.
  2. 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.

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