Grapefruit Lime Spritzers will be your new go-to Spring drink. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and homemade lime simple syrup, combine in a light and refreshing cocktail.
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I love these spritzers, because it’s great as a daytime drink for parties, brunch, and weekday happy hour. During the week, I don’t want something too heavy or with too much liquor. Therefore, spritzers are the perfect solution for happy hour at home. They are refreshing, bright, and and an easy cocktail for any day of the week.
Recipe Note: Make sure all your liquids are chilled before mixing. Have extra grapefruit and lime wedges for garnish.
Brunch is better with fun cocktails. I love mimosas, and often mix and match flavors. When the weather warms up, Frozen Peach Bellinis are a welcome frosty treat. Joyjolt’s new Lacey Double Wall Insulated Glass is a the perfect whimsical touch for cocktails. Joyjolt also has a gorgeous highball glass that I used for my Cranberry Orange Madras.
Grapefruit Lime Spritzers start with good quality ingredients. While bottled grapefruit juice is readily available, fresh is best. Homemade lime simple syrup makes the drink extra special. I prefer a sparkling fruit beverage, like San Pellegrino, as opposed to a soda for spritzers. Feel free to mix and match flavors also.
Simple Syrup tips:
- Simple syrup can be a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water, or (rich simple syrup) in a 2:1 ratio of sugar to water.
- I use a dry measuring cup for the sugar and liquid measuring cup for the water. Weighing with a scale is more precise, though
- When adding ingredients, like lime zest, to the syrup, make sure you don’t get the bitter white pith. I use a rasp or fine zester like Microplane.
- Strain herbs, zest, and other flavorings before mixing simple syrup into your drink. A fine mesh strainer is the best.
- Store your syrup in the refrigerator in a labeled and sterilized glass jar. I usually keep my simple syrup for about 2 weeks. Rich Simple Syrup has a longer shelf life, but be aware they do expire and can get moldy.
Grapefruit Lime Spritzers
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce homemade lime simple syrup
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 4 ounces Rosé wine
- 4 ounces Italian sparkling grapefruit beverage
- crushed ice
- grapefruit and lime wedges, for garnish
Homemade Lime Simple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- zest of one lime
Grapefruit Lime Spritzers
- In a large measuring cup, or shaker, combine grapefruit juice, lime simple syrup, lime juice, and rosé. Fill glasses with crushed ice and fruit wedges. Divide drink between two glasses and top with sparkling grapefruit beverage.
Homemade Lime Simple Syrup
- Combine sugar, water, and lime zest in a small saucepan. Heat until just boiling, and sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat, place in a sterilized glass jar. Let it come to room temperature, then place in refrigerator until completely chilled.
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