Grapefruit + Mint Spritzer.

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing beverage full of flavor, you’ll love this simple how-to recipe for mixing your own Grapefruit and Mint Spritzer. Full of bubbly effervescence, this drink is great for a brunch as it’s beautiful in color and with the mint garnish.

During the summer months, there’s nothing like a tall glass of ice cold water to quench your thirst. But if I am ever craving more flavor, this spritzer is a drink that satisfies my thirst and flavor palette on those hot and humid days.

There’s just something about how mint compliments citrus that makes this drink so delicious to me. When I used to visit my Grandmother as a child, she would make homemade lemonade and add in a few mint leaves to my glass. This citrus + mint combo is one that I love to recreate in different drinks, especially during the summer time. She actually had a grapefruit tree growing right out side her front door (in South Florida) and we’d often times walk right outside and pick one for breakfast in the morning.

Grapefruit and Mint Spritzer by heirloomed

I love using the mint simple syrup recipe in this spritzer because it adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the spritzer’s tang and fizz. For an even mintier flavor, enjoy this spritzer over fresh mint ice cubes. You could even take this one up a notch and turn it into a cocktail by substituting the seltzer water with Prosecco. But I just love styling with these Boylan Seltzers, they’re so well designed, tasty and have some fun cane sugar beverages (and more).

Grapefruit and Mint Spritzer by heirloomed

Grapefruit + Mint Spritzer

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Nothing says refreshing like a tall glass of this grapefruit + mint spritzer. Try as-is on a hot day or jazz it up for a summer cocktail party.

ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup fresh mint leave, torn
  • 4 pink grapefruits, juiced (approx. 2 cups of juice)
  • Club soda
  • Fresh grapefruit wedge + mint for garnish

instructions:

How to cook Grapefruit + Mint Spritzer

  1. In a small saucepan on high heat, combine water and sugar until sugar dissolves completely. Bring to a simmer and remove heat. 
  2. Stir in mint leaves then set aside to steep and cool for 1-2 hours. 
  3. Strain mint leaves from syrup & discard the leaves. 
  4. Juice grapefruits into a small pitcher and refrigerate until you're ready to use. 
  5. Add 1/4 cups of grapefruit juice, 2 tablespoons of mint syrup, and ice to a glass. Top off with club soda and garnish. Enjoy!
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This is such an easy drink recipe I like to make to enjoy with my kids in our backyard, but it is also such an easy recipe to jazz up for a summer cocktail party with a splash of vodka or gin. Let me know how you make this spritzer in the comments below.

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Southern Kitchen Bucket List : Day Pickles.

One of our favorite things to make is a stock pile of pickled vegetables straight from the garden, and it's something everyone in our family loves (especially the kiddos!) which is always a plus.

I grew up with a simple + fresh pickled cucumbers recipe, simply white vinegar, water, sliced cucumbers, salt + pepper and ice cubes. But, I learned this recipe from our friend Wayne at WoodKith and it's my new favorite. 

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Day Pickles

Author: Heirloomed
These quick pickles are the perfect way to utilize your summer garden haul.

ingredients:

  • 2 parts white vinegar / 1 part water
  • rather thinly sliced cucumbers w/ skin on
  • sliced celery
  • cubed small spring onions
  • sliced green tomatoes
  • sliced + seeded jalapeno
  • sliced radish
  • onion flower + dill flower + parsley flower
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • ice cubes

instructions:

How to cook Day Pickles

  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Make a brine by combining the water, vinegar, and salt and bringing them to a boil.
  3. Pack two clean glass pint jars with the vegetables. Add the rest of the ingredients. Pack the vegetables in tightly - you don't want them to float when you add the brine.
  4. Pour the hot brine over the other ingredients. The vegetables should be completely immersed in the brine. Since these refrigerator pickles will not be canned, it is not necessary to leave head space between the surface of the food and the rims of the jars.
  5. Fasten lids and store in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before eating.
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The "recipe" is super flexible and you can toss in whatever fresh veggies you have on hand. The secret flavor to this recipe is in the herbs, and the most important part to either recipe (in my opinion) is the ice cubes to make the veggies super crisp and crunchy.

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If you know me by now you know my "recipes" are just that but this one truly is trial and error to your personal taste, and to whatever you have in your garden at the moment. For example, I don't love spicy so I don't eat the jalapeno but I do still include it because it adds a great flavor and subtle kick to the batch.

Love to know your best pickling tips, and also what else you love to include in your batch.


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