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.

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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

Yield: 6-8
Author:
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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Grandmother's Classic Chocolate Cake.

I grew up so close to food - from family dinners and Sunday suppers, to making all things homemade with my grandmother, it’s no secret that these made-from-scratch moments have shaped who I am. I’ve teamed up with one of my go-to favorite brands, KitchenAid to celebrate our roots in the kitchen and show my #markofmaking.

For me, my inspiration is drawn from very notable marks - splattered recipe cards, stained from ingredients of well-loved recipes that my family members have made over and over again. I just love using old recipes that have been passed down from my great grandmother and grandmothers collections on to me and showing my own children the importance of these traditions.

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed
Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed
Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed

I treasure every recipe card in my collection, down to each and every splatter they hold from use. Today I chose to make my Grandmother’s Classic Chocolate Cake, an all-time family favorite. I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer, a product like no other, to bring this recipe to life. And, as you’ll notice if you’ve followed along here for any amount of time, I use it again and again and again in my own home.

Classic Chocolate Cake

Yield: 8
Author:
This classic chocolate cake pairs so well with our chocolate buttercream frosting.

ingredients:

Cake Ingredients:
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour milk
  • 1/2 hot water
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

instructions:

How to cook Classic Chocolate Cake

Instructions:
  1. Start by creaming the sugar and butter together, adding in the egg yolks. Then mix cocoa and hot water, and let cool. Next add sugar into the mixture.
  2. Begin adding sugar to the mixture. Next, add flour and dry ingredients alternately with sour milk.
  3. Lastly add whites of eggs, beaten stiffly. Bake in moderate oven for 35-40 minutes.

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And, if you want my go-to recipe for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, be sure to click here - it’s the best pairing.

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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com