Everyone is always asking what I have been craving. This time around the oddest craving has been grapefruit. I never buy them usually, but now they are taking up all the room in my fridge. My secret? (Don’t judge…) I sprinkle sugar on top of each half.
What I am most excited for is to continue my grapefruit obsession well into the summer, post pregnancy. I’m thinking cocktails! Here are two refreshing grapefruit cocktails I can’t wait to enjoy.
Both Recipes adapted from The Food Network
Muddle the lime juice, sugar, mint leaves and grapefruit zest until the mint is bruised and the sugar starts to melt in a cocktail shaker.
Add the grapefruit juice and rum. Fill with ice and shake well – until cold!
Strain liquid into glasses over ice and top off with the club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and grapefruit wedge in each glass.
*Makes Two Cocktails
If you like a salt rim on the glasses (who doesn’t?), rub the lime around the edge of the glass and then dip the rim of each glass lightly in a plate of kosher salt. Set aside to dry.
Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and ice in a blender and puree until smooth.
Pour into a large pitcher and stir in the tequila. If youre not serving the margaritas in salted glasses, stir 1/4 teaspoon of salt into the pitcher of margaritas. Believe me, it will make a difference!
Serve ice cold.