Fresh Grapefruit and Mint Cocktails

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While we were in Austin in June, we drank our fair share of grapefruit cocktails. It has no become our Friday night tradition! We have also acquired an obsession with Tito’s Vodka.

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The cocktail is slightly tart, yet a tad sweet due to the simple syrup. With the added mint leaves, it is extremely refreshing and great for a hot summer day.

But be careful, these go down very easily or have your aspirin bottle ready!! These are also great in non-alcoholic form!

Fresh Grapefruit and Mint Cocktails

Serving Size: 4

Fresh Grapefruit and Mint Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed Grapefruit juice (about 5 grapefruits)
  • 2 tbsp Wholesome Sweetners Organic Sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • Vodka
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan, bring sugar and water to a simmer.
  2. Add grapefruit juice and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Once cooled, add ice and your desired amount of vodka to each glass.
  5. Add 4 mint leaves to each glass.
  6. Pour Grapefruit sugar juice into each glass and stir to combine.
  7. Garnish with more mint and a slice of fresh grapefruit.
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7 Responses to Fresh Grapefruit and Mint Cocktails

  1. I love the idea of having a Friday night drink tradition! I think I will start that as well!!

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  3. If you wanted to make this up in “batch” form…about how many ounces of vodka would you add to this recipe?

  4. What about for a mocktail version?

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