It is citrus season here, and this is a great way to use up a couple ruby red grapefruits. This ginger-kissed grapefruit juice is my favorite caffeine-free pick-me-up. Sip it out of a tiny cordial glass with a big ice cube, or mix it with sparkling water as an afternoon refresher. It has a good amount of kick, and you can feel it going down - in a good way.
Grapefruit Juice: More Ideas
Grapefruit juice can be a bit intense for some people, and this version (with the lime juice) even more so. SO GOOD, but intense lol. That said, you can experiment with cutting the grapefruit juice with other fruit juices to take some edge off the intensity. A 50/50 blend of grapefruit juice and blood orange juice is delicious and strikingly beautiful. And the combination of grapefruit juice with apple juice and carrots in a high-speed blender served over ice is also a favorite.
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Ginger-kissed Grapefruit Juice
This juice is quite strong - but invigorating! You can make it more or less sweet, to your tastes. And you can mix it with more or less water sparkling water, also to taste. You can also double the recipe if you need to use up more citrus. The juice freezes well in baggies or ice cube trays. I typically use ruby red grapefruits here.
- 3 tablespoons natural cane sugar
- 2 tablespoons ginger, peeled then grated
- 1 cup / 240 ml water
- very scant 1/2 cup / 95 ml fresh lime juice , 2 juicy limes
- 1 1/3 cups / 310 ml fresh grapefruit juice , 2 juicy grapefruits
In a small saucepan, over medium heat, stir together the sugar, ginger, and water. Simmer for 5 minutes, transfer to a glass bowl or cup, and place in the freezer for a few minutes to cool.
Strain the ginger into a pitcher along with the lime and grapefruit juices. You can either strain the citrus juices or leave them pulpy, just be sure to catch any seeds before they go in. Stir and taste, if you want a bit more sugar, go for it, but I find this plenty sweet. Serve straight in a tiny chilled glass with ice. Or use a splash to freshen up a glass of sparkling water.
Makes about 2 cups / 1 pint
Adapted from Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery (2006) Phaidon Press