Ruby Citrus Mojito

Ruby Citrus MojitoIt’s good to have things to look forward to. For me, it’s usually my next mini vacation with Jeremy. But sometimes when those are too few and far between it works to focus on the little things like sleeping in and brunch on the weekends or our next big house project. And, on rough days when I need even more things to look forward to…there’s happy hour!

Close your ears if you’re from California or Texas (and all the other warm weather places), but it’s really realllyyyyy cold here right now. Not every single day, but on and off in a way that’s really a tease. Sometimes cold weather bums me out and for those days there are blankets… and mojitos! Let’s call it a game of pretend.

Ruby Citrus Mojito, serves one.

2 ounces white rum
Grapefruit simple syrup *recipe below
Juice of one lime
10 fresh mint leaves
Club soda

In the bottom of a tall glass add 6 mint leaves and a little bit of simple syrup. Muddle the mint leaves until they are crushed (and smell amazing!) Next, add rum, 1.5 ounces grapefruit simple syrup (you can add more at the end if it’s not sweet enough for your taste), juice of one lime, ice and top off with club soda. Stir and taste. Add more syrup if you like a sweeter cocktail and stir again. Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh mint leaves. Enjoy!

*To make the grapefruit simple syrup, simply combine 1 cup grapefruit juice and 1 cup sugar in a small pan. Stir on medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Keeps for two weeks or more.  Ruby Citrus Mojito Muddling is my favorite part. It smells so good! Ruby Citrus Mojito Deeeeelicous! It’s the perfect summer cocktail, but you can use it to fake warm weather vibes anytime you need to. xo. Elsie

Ruby Citrus Mojito

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Grapefruit simple syrup *recipe below
  • Juice of one lime
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • Club soda

Instructions

  1. In the bottom of a tall glass add 6 mint leaves and a little bit of simple syrup. Muddle the mint leaves until they are crushed (and smell amazing!) Next, add rum, 1.5 ounces grapefruit simple syrup (you can add more at the end if it's not sweet enough for your taste), juice of one lime, ice and top off with club soda. Stir and taste. Add more syrup if you like a sweeter cocktail and stir again. Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh mint leaves.

Recipe Notes

To make the grapefruit simple syrup, simply combine 1 cup grapefruit juice and 1 cup sugar in a small pan. Stir on medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Keeps for two weeks or more.

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson

  • Mojito’s are my favourite – started with one that had raspberry syrup in it!

    http://www.ameliaholly.blogspot.co.uk

  • I don’t drink but this is SO BEAUTIFUl, I will find a way to make this (for a party, friends?). I love the straws you guys used 😉

    xx
    Alex
    http://freshhealthynatural.blogspot.com

  • Mmmm, this is my kind of drink! I love mojito variations. Grapefruit simple syrup sounds divine!

    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

  • Delicious AND beautiful? Yes, please!!! As for the paper straws, I’m curious – do they get soggy fairly quickly? They are awesome!

    Thanks for sharing!! ♥

  • This looks delicious! And definitely perfect for summer time.

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

  • I feel exactly the same way. When I want to embrace the cold, I love making hot toddies and snuggling by the fire. When I am in denial about winter, I make something festive like a French 75.

    Here’s the recipe for a hot toddy: http://districtandmore.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/hot-toddy/

    Here’s the recipe for a French 75: http://districtandmore.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/french-75-cocktail/

  • I can’t wait for warmer days to sip a mojito on the hammock, especially this one made with grapefruit!

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  • Fantastic. My girlfriends are coming over tonight and I was going to make my old standby grapefruit margaritas, but now we can have two options! Citrus cocktails can make us alllllmost feel like we’re not in the middle of an arctic freeze.

  • Looks like a great drink and it’s SO pretty!
    > For inspiration > http://www.electricsoiree.com >

  • This drink is gorgeous! I’ve been getting a case of the January doldrums so this looks like a ray of sunshine.
    Lovely!
    Trish

  • Oh how that would go soo well right now since it is negative 6 degrees here in new england!

    And seriously LOVE those straws!!!

  • You’re killing me! This looks amazing! Marking this for a post-pregnancy cocktail for sure!

  • Can’t wait to make this one! My husband is a big fan of mojitos and I’m so glad to have another one to add to our repertoire!

  • Wow!! I’m not only inspired by your recipe, but also by the colors in your mojito (fashion). I love this!!!!!!!
    xo
    Carelia

    “A Sunny Black and White” Blog post on:
    MySmallWardrobe.com

  • ohhhh yeah, i’m in NYC so it’s cold as a witch’s tit right now. but i just talked to my family in texas and it’s sleeting?? cold there too… this cocktail looks delicious!

  • This looks really good! Plus the pictures are stunning. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

  • I love mojitos and that looks so delicious and refreshing! I’m from Florida but I live in New York so I’m freezing!! I could use a warm sunny day and a citrusy cocktail.

  • Yep, it is alllllmost freezing here in central Texas so we are all in a panic (at least the media is trying to work one up). We are a bit spoiled by our winters but they help to make up for the summers. Sorry y’all are having so much cold but if you drink enough mojitos you won’t care.

  • Only 9 degrees in Pittsburgh right now! I could definitely use a mojito.

    sarah
    thesurznickcommonroom.blogspot.com

  • This looks Delish! I’m pregnant and for some reason all of the drinks I keep seeing look so good haha! Pinning for a few months from now 🙂 also I’m in Texas and for us its cold too haha, we don’t do well with 30s and 40s here, come on spring!!

  • Yum! This looks amazing and so darn refreshing! Bring on the spring/summer drink recipes! 🙂

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • I loveeeeee mojitos! We grow fresh mint during the summer and it’s awesome 🙂 Never had one with grapefruit. Definitely going to have to try! It’s super cold here in Buffalo too, so I totally get the bummed out thing. Dreaming of warm vacations…

    http://bravefelicity.blogspot.com/

  • Now THIS is my kind of drink (Rum! Hooray!)! And not too many booze ingredients I don’t have either! Thanks for sharing!

    http://cuddlyasacactus.wordpress.com/

  • Yum!! We make mojitos all the time, but have never tried grapefruit before. They look so beautiful and refreshing. I think I might have to track down those straws if I’m ever making them for a party. We had a blizzard yesterday and the whole city basically shut down, so I’ll have to make sure I have all the ingredients for the next snow day. – B X

  • that looks gorgeous!
    i’ve had a pineapple mojito before, but never a grapefruit one. grapefruit and rum sounds like it’d be awesome together

  • It looks so pretty with the grapefruit pieces! I love grapefruit. Where are those cute straws from?

  • If it makes you feel any better it’s 28 in Dallas right now and it’s supposed to get down to 19 tonight. SAD. But we’ll be in the 60s this weekend, yay. :))))

  • Umm I’m hearing you on the cold weather. It’s bitter down here in Cornwall in the UK at the moment. Currently cuddled up on the sofa with my pooch feeling the January blues. So will definately be making these little lovelies this wkend Xxx thank you muchly x

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