This Strawberry Grapefruit Mocktail is a simple delicious mocktail that comes rich in bold strawberry + grapefruit flavors. Made with an easy homemade lemon simple syrup, freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice, mulled strawberries, and topped with your favorite grapefruit bubbly, this mocktail is the best addition to any occasion or holiday! Vegan option.
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I love strawberries. Actually, I think that it's safe to say that it's one of my favorite fruits---hands down. I'm so happy to finally be sharing this Strawberry Grapefruit Mocktail with you all because they are SO good! I enjoy making simple, tasty drinks that the entire family can enjoy and this one is a star in my house. My son is so very much in love with this mocktail and it's such a delicious drink without the fizz.
Either way, you're guaranteed to love it!
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As you can tell, one of the fun highlights of this mocktail is the ice cubes. Usually, I like to make fun and infused ice cubes for an extra pizazz with my mocktails, but to make things really "fancy + beautiful" look, I chose to add sliced strawberries and rosemary sprigs because why not?! Haha. I seriously think that my son enjoyed adding the fruit and sprigs to the ice cube tray more than I did and he really treated it like a science experiment which was so funny.
Plus, this Strawberry Grapefruit Mocktail is super easy to make, requires just a handful of ingredients, comes whipped together in 10 minutes (or less), and is the perfect balance between tart + sweet. For a fun, family-friendly drink---simply omit the grapefruit juice for less tartness so that the kids can enjoy---if they aren't a fan!
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First and foremost, the flavors in this simple and easy Strawberry Grapefruit Mocktail is enough to convince anyone, however, here are a few more reasons why you'll love this recipe:
The first thing you need to make for these tasty drinks are the strawberry rosemary ice cubes. You literally add the strawberries + rosemary pieces in your favorite ice cube tray, top with water, set it and forget it for a minimum of 3-4 hours (or overnight) until ice cubes are formed.
Then, you whip together the mocktail ingredients and assemble. Serve and enjoy!
Here’s what you need for these Strawberry Grapefruit Mocktails:
One of the greatest phenomenons when it comes to ice cubes has been seeing super clear ice cubes from those clear ice cube systems or molds and wanting to try it, but not necessarily wanting to have a huge contraption in my freezer. Haha. Anyone else feel my pain? Whelp, no need to worry----I've done my research and tested it out a bit and have found some solutions to help those of us who don't have any fancy system to making clear ice cubes. Here are a few ways:
Tip #1: It's best to use water that is distilled or super filtered to avoid gasses and dissolved oxygen, which are the two things that cause our ice to "fog up" when frozen.
Tip #2: Boil your water and freeze your water hot. Again, much to my previous point, this removes any dissolved oxygen or gasses. Just be sure to carefully pour the hot water into your ice cube tray or mold-----preferably one made from materials that naturally insulates like silicone. Also, ensure that your tray lays FLAT while freezing.
Tip #3: Slow freeze your ice cubes. This should be done for about 24 hours, which allows any impurities to be forced out of the ice---resulting in much clearer ice.
Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with these Strawberry Grapefruit Mocktails. Everything from my fave glassware, cocktail shakers, ice cubes trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
The main plus about consuming Grapefruit is that is has high nutritional value but is low in carbs. In addition, it has a decent amount of fiber and comes jam-packed with Vitamins.
This Strawberry Grapefruit Mocktail recipe serves two. But you’ll probably want more and I can’t blame you! You can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd or your entire family.
The strawberry rosemary mixture makes about 10 decent-sized (medium) ice cubes or 4 large circular ice cubes. The amount depends on the size of your ice cubes.
Of course! If you’d like to serve this as a cocktail, you can add your favorite alcohol to the mixture. The best types of alcohols (just about 1 ounce or so) that work great with this Strawberry Grapefruit flavor combo is:
Absolutely! I like to add a bit of natural sweetener to most things that I drink, including this Strawberry Grapefruit Mocktail. Maple syrup is a great option because it's vegan and has antioxidants, much like honey which adds additional nutrients. However, you can try any healthy sweetener substitutions you like.
In fact, this post about The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes is a great place to start! For example, you can use agave or maple syrup to sweeten your ice cubes in general when using other ingredients.
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