Grapefruit Mojito

March 29th, 2019

grapefruit mojito

There are times when I need a refreshing drink that will quench my thirst and support my body. That’s when I turn to this Grapefruit Mojito. Unlike the mojito your friends may be drinking, with rum, sugar, and soda water, this AIP-friendly version of the drink is free of added sugars and alcohol. That gives you the chance to enjoy the benefits of this drink’s ingredients!

Grapefruit may be a very acidic, and occasionally bitter-tasting citrus fruit, but even its juice is worthy of consuming regularly. The fruit itself is about 80% water, so the juice is a hydrating and revitalizing change from the sugary juices sold in grocery stores. Not to mention, just the smell of grapefruit has been known to improve mood and energy levels! It’s an incredible fruit juice that’s full of vitamin C. Make sure you reach for the pink or red variety for some extra beta-carotene to protect your eye health and support a healthy heart.

While citrus may be the star of this Grapefruit Mojito, but mint is the quintessential flavor that comes to mind with the word “mojito.” Mint has been known to stimulate digestion and ease discomfort associated with gas, bloating, and inflammation. The sweet and subtle flavor of mint will cool you down and lift your spirits.

This Grapefruit Mojito is the perfect drink to sip away on a hot day. Sweet, tart, and full of healthy ingredients, this is a drink you’ll want every day!

Grapefruit Mojito

Ingredients

  • 8 sprigs fresh mint leaves torn apart
  • 1 lime cut into quarters
  • 12-16 ice cubes
  • 3-4 grapefruits juiced
  • 2 cups sparkling water such as Topo Chico or Pellegrino

Servings: people

Units:

Instructions

  1. Divide mint among glasses. Squeeze ¼ of lime into bottom of glass. Muddle with a spatula.
  2. Divide ice among glasses. Evenly divide grapefruit juice into each glass. Top off with sparkling water of choice. Stir together and enjoy!

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