Hi, friends! I have to tell you about the fabulous Sunday I had. No, I promise I am not going to gush about Hunger Games again.
I had told the boy earlier that week that we should start having dinner out on my patio and enjoy a fruity drink with our meal! And that friends was how Cocktail Sundays were born! I think it’s such a nice treat to sit back and relax after having a crazy work and school week.
When looking up drink recipes, I almost had too many options to choose from. The mojito I concocted was a combination of a few recipes so I figured I could call it my own. And with only 1/3 cup added sugar…can’t beat that!
Tangerine and Grapefruit Mojitos (serves 4)
- 4 grapefruits (2 juiced and 2 segmented)
- 2 tangerines
- ¾ cup white rum
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup water
- ½ cup packed mint leave
- crushed ice
Squeeze juice from grapefruits and segment other two grapefruits. (I used my new juicer from Anthropologie! )
Squeeze one tangerine and segment other to be added to the pitcher.
Combine grapefruit juice and segments, tangerine juice and segments, mint leaves, white rum, ice ….
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Stir well to combine. I would recommend doing a taste test. The ingredients were eye balled a bit toward the end to make sure it wasn’t too strong.
This drink was delicious and just sweet enough! The tartness of the fruits was complemented by the hint of mint that you enjoy with each sip.
With all my recipe combining, I forgot to actually add seltzer, which many of the recipes called for. It tasted pretty delightful without it but I would recommend you adding it so it won’t be quite as strong.
Slightly sweet and oh so refreshing. It’s the perfect cocktail for spring and come summer! But at that time, I think we might be enjoying it indoors..110 degree heat and me don’t mix all that well.
The tangerines were a last minute idea from the boy and they really made the drink! You can enjoy this down to the every last grapefruit and tangerine segment. YUM!
This cocktail also gave me the chance to use my darling glasses that I purchased with a gift card from my aunt at Pier 1! I had to copy my sister since she already owns a set. And they are ideal for parties since everyone can write their name on their glass. I guess that means I should throw a party. Want to come?
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What is your favorite spring/summer cocktail? I’d love more ideas!