Light on the stomach and easy on the lips. Grapefruit and mint are a classy and delicious celebration combination. We sifted out the mint, but you could leave in for an extra colorful cocktail, or add as a garnish. Rosemary or thyme or even basil also works as a great alternative to mint. If you don’t want to use a simple sugar, can always use honey! Pop. Fizz. Clink. Enjoy! Would also be great way to greet guest if put on a tray near the entryway!
Mint Grapefruit Sparklers Recipe
Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: 6 cups
For the Mint Simple Syrup (2 tbs. of honey is a good alternative)
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
4 Sprigs of Fesh Mint
For the Drinks
2 large Grapefruits (1 extra if you want garnish slices)
1 Bottle Prosecco or Champagne (or sparkling beverage)
Large Batch (6 drinks)
2 cups Squeezed Grapefruit Juice (2 grapefruits)
1 bottle of Prosecco or Champagne
3 oz (6 TBS. or 3/8 cups) to 1 cup of Mint Simple Syrup
Make ahead of time:
Juice and syrup can be prepared two days in advance and stored in fridge. Then just pour 1/3 cup of the mixture into each glass and top with prosecco when it’s time to serve.
For Each Glass (use cocktail shaker)
1/2 oz (1 tbsp) Mint Syrup
2 oz (1/4 cup) Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
About 4 oz Prosecco or Champagne
Combine water, sugar and mint in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove, cover and steep for 30 minutes.
- While the syrup cools off, juice the two grapefruits and de-pulp the juice through a strainer.
- In a large pitcher combine mint syrup, grapefruit juice and prosecco.
Garnish drinks with slices and serve over ice or keep chilled in the refrigerator. – Cheers!
TIPS FOR JUICING
Each grapefruit has around 3/4 cup of juice. A pound of grapefruits will give you around 1 and 1/2 cups of fresh juice.
Use a hand juicer or citrus squeezer Microwave grapefruits for 10 seconds to break down the membranes.
Firmly roll fruit on the countertop before cutting.
MOCKTAIL SUBSTITUTES FOR PROSECCO
Sparkling Grape Juice
Sparkling Apple Cider
Sparkling Cranberry Juice