My sister is visiting this weekend so we broke into the GRAPEFRUIT INFUSED RUM and made fresh Grapefruit Mojitos…

Fresh Grapefruit Mojito
small handful fresh mint leaves (spearmint is best)
1/2 tsp sugar 

  • You can do this in a cocktail mixer if you want, but I do it right in the glass.  Put the mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass along with the sugar and smash them a bit with the back of a spoon.  If you have a muddler, use it.

1/4 cup fresh pink grapefruit juice (about 1/2 a grapefruit)
juice of 1 lime
2 shots (about 3 ounces) of light rum
1 tsp Rose’s Lime Juice (more or less to taste)
a splash of blood orange juice or soda for color*  (you can find this at Trader Joe’s, and in most grocery stores)
scoop of ice
Pellegrino or other sparkling water

  • Add the grapefruit juice, fresh lime, rum, Rose’s, and blood orange juice or soda if using, along with the ice.  Stir gently.
  • Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and more mint leaves.
  • Be sure to taste your drink and adjust it to suit you!

*This is optional, but it does give the drink a beautiful blush color.

The Infused Rum turned out very nice, it has a light citrusy essence of grapefruit.  It infused for exactly a week, so if you wanted a stronger flavor you could let it go longer.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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7 Responses to Fresh Grapefruit Mojito

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  2. this would be perfect right now! It’s almost 5 o clock :)

  3. Ellen B Cookery says:

    I think I “need” a mojito :)

  4. beti says:

    this is jist perfect! it’s extremely hot outside and I’m really craving this mojito

  5. This sounds like just the thing I need – love the blush!

  6. Me too, Stephanie, I’ve also been planting lots of it so I can just grab it when I need it.

  7. Stephanie says:

    How refreshing! I like the photo of the mint leaves floating around. A perfect summer drink. I’ve been putting mint in everything lately.

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