Grapefruit Mojito Recipe

2018-10-31

The Mojito is one of the oldest known cocktails. Some stories contend that in the late 1500s, Sir Francis Drake having learned of a blend of rum, sugarcane, mint, and lime while in Cuba, prescribed the concoction to his sailing crew to prevent scurvy (he was probably a very popular captain). Today the mojito has evolved into several variations and is considered one of the most beloved and refreshing drinks around the world.

This citrusy twist on the original uses succulent Pittman & Davis Ruby Red Grapefruit zest and juice to create a fantastic balance of flavors. Stir up a few at your next gathering and savor the refreshing grapefruit mojito, a new take on an old favorite.

How to make Grapefruit Mojito

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons Pittman & Davis Ruby Red Grapefruit zest
  • Juice of ½ Pittman & Davis Ruby Red Grapefruit, strained
  • 4 ounces white rum
  • Club soda
  • Ice
  • 2 fresh mint sprigs
  • 2 Pittman & Davis Ruby Red Grapefruit wedges

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime juice, sugar, mint leaves, and grapefruit zest until sugar is dissolved. Add the grapefruit juice and rum, fill with crushed ice, and shake well. Strain into two glasses filled with ice. Using a spoon, add 2 to 3 mint leaves from the shaker to each glass and stir them in. Top with club soda, stir once, then garnish with mint sprigs and grapefruit wedges. Serve and enjoy.
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