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Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail

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    A refreshing, paloma-inspired mocktail loaded with good-for-you nutrients from fresh grapefruits!


    As I approach my 30’s my body has been rejecting alcohol more and more. Gone are the days when I’d toss back drinks with zero repercussions. I don’t know about you all, but my hangovers last two days now regardless of how much or little I drink.

    And honestly, drinking alcohol just doesn’t really serve me anymore. Sure it’s still fun to order a whimsical cocktail when out with friends, but I don’t find much joy in alcoholic drinks anymore. My sleep and my gut suffer when I drink and I’m left feeling sluggish the following day. This leads to me breaking my routines and habits, low energy, and really impacts my mood.

    This mocktail recipe is something I created in order to prioritize my well-being.

    You can still have fun when drinking a mocktail. The alcohol doesn’t make something fun, it’s the people you surround yourself with!

    This mocktail is for anyone like me, looking to still partake in the fun bevvy of the night but without the negative effects of alcohol. Momma’s-to-be… this one’s for you too! This would make a great baby shower beverage!

    ingredients for sparkling grapefruit juice

    What Ingredients are Needed for Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail?

    Plain Seltzer Water: The base of our drink, making it fun and bubby is plain seltzer water.

    Grapefruit Juice: The other base of our drink is fresh grapefruit juice. Either squeeze yourself or make sure to purchase 100% grapefruit juice with no added ingredients.

    Sugar-Free Simple Syrup: I use Swoon sugar-free simple syrup that I buy on Amazon.

    Grapefruit: Slices or wedges of fresh grapefruit as a garnish.

    Rosemary: Fresh rosemary sprigs as a garnish.

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    How to Make Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail

    Step One: Start by infusing 5-6 rosemary sprigs into a bottle of plain seltzer water. Let sit for ~30 minutes in the fridge.

    Step Two: In a large pitcher, add the infused seltzer water, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup. Lightly stir to combine.

    Step Three: Top with ice cubes, remaining fresh rosemary sprigs, and grapefruit slices. Serve immediately and enjoy!

    grapefruit juice in a cocktail glass with grapefru

    Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail

    A refreshing, paloma-inspired mocktail loaded with good-for-you nutrients from fresh grapefruits!


    Prep time: 40 min |

    Cook time: 0 min |

    Total time: 40 min

    Cuisine: American, Mexican |

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients:

    • 1 liter, plain seltzer water
    • 8 oz, grapefruit juice
    • 2 oz, Swoon sugar-free simple syrup
    • 5-10 springs, fresh rosemary
    • 1 grapefruit, sliced, for optional garnish

    Directions:

    1. Start by infusing the rosemary sprigs into the seltzer water by simply adding 5 sprigs of rosemary to the 1 liter bottle of plain seltzer water. Let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour in the fridge.
    2. In a large pitcher, add the infused seltzer water, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup. Lightly stir to combine.
    3. Top with ice cubes, remaining fresh rosemary sprigs, and grapefruit slices. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. Store in the fridge to chill until ready to serve.
    2. If you can’t find Swoon simple syrup, search for another brand like Lakanto or Jordan’s Skinny Syrups.
    3. To make this drink alcoholic, add 4-5oz or white tequila.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 8oz

    Serves 6


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 17
    Total Fat 0g
      Saturated Fat 0g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 0mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4g
      Dietary Fiber 0g
      Sugars 4g
    Protein 0g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail


    Author: Christine

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    Course: Drinks

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    Cuisine: American, Mexican

    Keywords: Paloma Mocktail, Grapefruit Mocktail, Healthy Drink


    Ratings and reviews (6)

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    Deanna
    2 weeks ago

    Sounds really yummy!!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 2 weeks ago

    so good!

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    Kirsten
    2 weeks ago

    I’ll be making this soon!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 2 weeks ago

    yay! hope you enjoy!

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    Dominique
    2 weeks, 1 day ago

    The grapefruit lover in me needed this mocktail recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    you're welcome!

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    Arianna
    2 weeks, 1 day ago

    This sounds soooo refreshing!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    very much!

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    Debbie
    2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Great idea for a non-alcoholic choice. I love grapefruit - this sounds fabulous!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    always great to have some non-alcoholic options right!?

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    Taylor R
    4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I don't usually drink so these are absolutely perfect. Best recipe ive found

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    yay! so glad to hear that!

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