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Minimal Monday: Grapefruit Infused Rum

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pink grapefruit

I’m not a fan of flavored alcohols.  You can keep your blueberry, bacon, and gummi bear vodkas.  I’d rather drink a shot of NyQuil than some of those concoctions.  A pumpkin martini?  Yuck.  But I make an exception for this Grapefruit Infused Rum, this one just makes sense.

When I take a break from wine, especially in the summer, I turn to rum.  And I like rum with fresh fruit juices.  So the idea of infusing it with the tartness of fresh grapefruit really appeals to me.  We’ll see if this works.

You’ll need a clean mason jar, or other wide mouthed jar.  Wash a ruby red or pink grapefruit and take off a few pieces of the outer peel, or zest, with a vegetable peeler, being careful to get only the colored part, not the bitter white part.  Slice the grapefruit into thinish even slices.  Remove the rind, and place the slices in the empty jar.

Fill the jar with light rum.  Add in the pieces of zest, and close up the bottle.  Store it in a cool dark place for about a week, possibly two, giving it a shake every day and tasting it now and again.  When it’s as you like it, strain the rum out through a coffee filter into a bottle and enjoy!

I’ll let you know how it turns out. I think I want to try this with pineapple, too.  I got the idea from The Home Distiller’s Hand Book.

Check out the FRESH GRAPEFRUIT MOJITOS we made with our rum!

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    Luis A Chavez
    January 2, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Looks yummy. ? So how did it turn out?

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    A Trifle Rushed
    July 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    How interesting I must admit gummi bear or bacon drinks do sound rather stomach churning, however some old traditional European drinks might appeal, have you tried sloe or damson gin? They are streets ahead of the rest, if your ever in London get in touch, I’ll be happy to introduce you to them:-)

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    Thyme (Sarah)
    July 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I love this. I love rum…I love this would be a win. win. win for me!

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    July 10, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Great idea Sue! This looks so refreshing. I’m working on a drink myself 🙂 I love to see drink posts like this. I’m limited in this area so I’m trying to learn. I love the photos of the grapefruits.

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    July 10, 2012 at 2:07 am

    how cool! What about using pineapple or kiwi?

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    Ellen B Cookery
    July 9, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I think I just discovered a new way to drink grapefruit. Awesome!

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    Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
    July 10, 2012 at 4:12 am

    Now this could get me into some serious trouble! Love it!

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    July 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    This absolutely sounds like a perfect plan! I’ve been thinking about making a lemon-infused bourbon so I can have it on hand for super-quick hot toddies–but grapefruit and rum sounds like an ideal summer combination!

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    The Café Sucré Farine
    July 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    So pretty, your photos are extremely enticing! I love grapefruit, what a yummy infusion flavor!

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    July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    One of my favorite drinks of all time is from The Modern in NYC and one of its ingredients is rum infused with rose petals.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    July 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Oh wow…I was just making vanilla extract with vanilla beans & rum….this sounds like a great rum use!

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    Linda A. Thompson Ditch
    July 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Since I love grapefruit, this beverage sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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    July 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    If you are a fan of cucumber water, you would probably really like cucumber infused drinks. Sangria is the ultimate infused summer time drink though. I have plans to make some more soon. My sister made a fantastic batch for us last week!

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    hobby baker
    July 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    This looks fabulous! I love grapefruit, was looking at a marmalade recipe yesterday with a grapefruit in it – maybe I’ll pick up extra. I’ve also had some recipes for berry and nut cordials bookmarked for ages that I’d love to try. Oh, and coffee liquors are my downfall.

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    Marina {Yummy Mummy)
    July 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    This sounds so refreshing and wonderful for summer. I am already craving a glass for when 5:00 rolls around 🙂