What do you do with those delicious grapefruit? My sons like to eat them cut in half and sprinkled with sugar…sound familiar? Do you supreme them and put them in salads? I like all of those ways but my favorite way to enjoy those sweet-tart gems is to make grapefruit-ade. Think lemonade…with grapefruit juice instead. Simple idea, but refreshing and super yummy. Best thing is, you can customize the following “recipe” to suit your tastes. Having a barbecue or a birthday party and need more servings than usual? …add more water and more sugar. Like it tart? …add less sugar. Like it sweeter? …add more, you get it.
Without further ado, here is the way I do it. Feel free to change it up to make it your own!
2 cups grapefruit juice
1 cup sugar*
6 cups water
Stir the sugar into the juice until it dissolves, then fill your pitcher with the water and stir to incorporate. Easy-peasy!
I know that this isn’t rocket-science, but some days a fresh perspective on the usual ingredients will spark inspiration! Leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it, or how you enjoy grapefruits at home!
*(I use unbleached granulated, but beware — the unbleached sugar will slightly alter that bright fun pink of the ruby reds, regular white sugar wouldn’t do that)