Grapefruit Mojito

Frozen treats and fruity cocktails are quickly becoming weekend rituals around here. And grapefruit has become my go-to ingredient for this kind of thing. Last week I found the perfect recipe on Martha Stewart Weddings for grapefuit-mint mojitos, made with homemade mint syrup! Yes, I made them right away. And I think I went a little crazy on the mint, especially for the garnish. I think it's pretty.

Martha's recipe makes 4 fabulous servings ...

What you'll need:

1/3 cup sugar 
1/2 cup water 
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish 
1 grapefruit 
3/4 cup white rum 
3 cups ice 
1 cup seltzer

What to do: 

1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. 

2. Remove from heat, and add mint leaves. Let steep 10 minutes.

3. Strain mixture to remove mint particles and discard mint. Let cool.

4. Using a vegetable peeler, remove zest from grapefruit in long, wide strips. Place in a large glass, and add rum. Cover, and let stand for 30 minutes.

5. Strain infused rum and discard zest.

6. Cut grapefruit so you have 3 to 4 fruit segments per serving.

7. For each drink, place segments in a glass and top with 3/4 cup ice. Stir in 3 T infused rum, 2 T mint syrup, and 1/4 cup seltzer. Garnish with mint sprigs.


  1. My goodness that dose look incredible tasty and refreshing. I hope the weekend gets here sooner so I can give this recipe a shot. :)