Grapefruit Mojito Cocktail
A classic mojito cocktail gets a twist with fresh grapefruit juice! This refreshing, tart grapefruit mojito might become your new favorite cocktail.
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!
- ½ lime quartered
- 1 thin slice of fresh grapefruit
- 8-10 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon (12 g) sugar
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice ruby or white
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces soda water
- ice cubes for serving
- Combine the lime quarters, grapefruit slice, mint leaves, and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle.
- Add the rum, grapefruit, and lime juice, and stir together until the sugar has dissolved. Shake. Pour over ice and finish with soda water.