Grapefruit Citrus Sparkling Mocktail

Spring is in the air! The weather is finally starting to warm up here in Nashville and the trees and flowers are just starting to peek their leaves and buds out for the rest of us to see. There’s been a few warm lovely afternoons or weekend days so far and the nice weather has really made me want to sit outside for a bit with a tasty drink in my hand. Since I’m 8 months pregnant at the moment I’ve been exploring the world of mocktails more than I have before and I really wanted to make a drink that would hit all my mocktail cravings at the moment; slightly sweet, fresh and fruity, with bubbles of course!

Grapefruit Citrus Sparkler, serves one

4 oz grapefruit juice
6 oz sprite, 7up, club soda, or flavored sparkling water
wedge of fresh lime
wedge of fresh lemon
splash of simple syrup (optional)
rosemary or thyme and grapefruit wedge for garnishAdd your grapefruit juice into your glass (don’t you love those gold fern glasses?). Squeeze in your wedge of lime and wedge of lemon. Top off with 7up, stir to combine and add a few ice cubes. Taste to see if you want to add a dash of simple syrup. If you are using grapefruit juice from the store and don’t like drinks too sweet, you may not need the simple syrup, but if you use a fresh grapefruit it may be on the sour side where an extra dash of sugar would be helpful. Add your garnish and serve! If you are making multiples of this drink at once, I would mix the grapefruit, lemon, and lime in a cocktail shaker first (like this pretty gold one) and then pour in the pop (or soda, or whatever you say) once you portion out your citrus mixture. Yum! Like I said, this drink hits all the craving points for me lately and we are planning a “let’s get in one last party before baby” shindig soon so I think this will be the mocktail of choice for that night too! xo. Laura

Note: If you’re enjoying this as part of the Weekday Weekend Challenge be sure to use club soda or a unsweetened flavored sparkling water and no simple syrup. Add a little honey if you like.

Rosemary Grapefruit Citrus Sparkler

A grapefruit cocktail infused with rosemary simple syrup and

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktails, gin, grapefruit, rosemary
Servings 1 cocktail
Author Laura Gummerman

Ingredients

  • 4 oz grapefruit juice
  • 6 oz sprite 7up, club soda, or flavored sparkling water
  • wedge of fresh lime
  • wedge of fresh lemon
  • splash of simple syrup optional
  • rosemary or thyme and grapefruit wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add your grapefruit juice into your glass.

  2. Squeeze in your wedge of lime and wedge of lemon. Top off with 7up, stir to combine and add a few ice cubes. Taste to see if you want to add a dash of simple syrup.

    If you are using grapefruit juice from the store and don’t like drinks too sweet, you may not need the simple syrup, but if you use a fresh grapefruit it may be on the sour side where an extra dash of sugar would be helpful.

  3. Add your garnish and serve!

Credits//Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.
  • I’m alcohol detoxing right now so this is perfect! I think I would substitute the 7Up with sparking water.

  • your bump reflection on the shaker is the best part of this whole post!

  • When I was pregnant I wanted drinks with a bit more bite to them (flavor-wise). I found that drinks with balsamic vinegar had more depth and felt more like a cocktail. Try this one http://www.lacroixwater.com/recipes/strawberry-basil-perfection/

  • I’ve been making a very similar mocktail myself during my pregnancy, but instead of sprite/7up I’ve been using coconut La Croix. The coconut gives it a bit of a tropical taste and it is super refreshing. I’ll have to mix one up tonight to sit out on the patio! (hint: the coconut La Croix is really good with a spash of wild berry/cranberry juice and lime as well)

  • Ahh this sounds like the Perfect spring drink ! And it looks super pretty as well ??

  • It not only looks wonderful (love the colour), I bet it tastes amazing as well!
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  • This looks so good! I think that this drink would also be good with flavored kombucha instead of the sprite!
    -Sisi
    http://www.modernbeautygirl.com

  • You could add bitters to this and it would taste even MORE like a cocktail, ha! Though bitters are alcoholic…but it seems like a drop or two would be fine? Don’t listen to me, I don’t have kids. Just a thought 🙂

  • Love to see your cute preggo belly in the martini shaker reflection 🙂

  • This looks soo good! I love the photos and can imagine this would be very refreshing for the warmer evenings/days! Would love to try this myself x

    Jenny | www.krystelcouture.com X

  • Those glasses and gold straws are so pretty!! <3

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    • I was thinking the same thing! I love that cup, but the straw really adds that extra touch.

      – Greta
      www.mintyfrosting.com

  • I need to give this a try, I’ve been missing cocktails since I cut down on the amount of alcohol I drink and I’d love to make mocktails at home rather than paying a small fortune for them in a cocktail bar.
    Alicia x
    www.aestheticobsessed.co.uk

  • I don’t really like the taste of alcohol, but I do love me a good citrus drink. This is perfect for me!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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