Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mint and Grapefruit Lemonade

 Last month the creative girls over at A Beautiful Mess shared their Rosemary Lemonade recipe and like so many of their other posts it found it's way to my pinterest boards. Today I felt inspired to give their recipe my very own spin. For our wedding last September Anthony and I received a pretty awesome juicer that we search for any excuse to use. So after restumbling upon the rosemary lemonade recipe we pulled it out of the kitchen cabinets and got to juicing.
I don't know about you but citrus feels summery to me, and that's what we were going for. we've been having nice warm weather and something about lemonade just seemed appropriate. I also happened to have a grapefruit on hand so I went ahead and juiced it too. We followed Emma's original recipe and tweaked a few things here and there. Here is our version of the recipe.

1 Medium Sized Grapefruit
2 Small Lemons
5 Small Limes
1 Cup of Sugar
7.5 cups of Water
Mint and Rosemary

Begin by juicing your citrus (if you don't have a juicer you can use a lemon squeeze) then put the juice in your refrigerator. Next combine 1.5 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir continuously until the sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat. Add some torn up mint and a sprig of rosemary to the syrup while it cools. While the syrup mixture is cooling, combine your citrus juice, and 6 remaining cup of cold water in a large pitcher. Once cooled remove the mint and rosemary then add the syrup to the juice and water mixture with the rest of your mint and sliced lemons as a garnish. Refrigerator until ready to serve. 

(This is also delicious as a cocktail, try adding a few shots of malibu rum or flavored vodka!)

This recipe is also wonderful because you can adjust it for other flavors quite easily. We can't wait to make more fresh drinks from home this summer!
What flavor combinations are you loving for this spring/summer?

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