Sunday, July 27, 2014

Refreshing Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate 'Mocktail'

So this month's Random Recipe Challenge from Dom at Belleau Kitchen  is to randomly choose a cocktail from our recipe collection, or the internet, in celebration of summer. Now I would normally be the first to be found pouring a cheeky cocktail on a summer's Sunday afternoon, but I am on self-imposed alcohol restrictions to try and lose some weight, so a 'mocktail' it had to be. Actually, I really don't like that term 'mocktail' as there is nothing of a mockery about a delicious summer drink served up in a nice glass even if it does lack a bit of kick.

So having few cocktail recipe books in my collection, and those all being of the alcoholic type, I turned to the internet and had an as random as I could browse through Yummly to find something I had the ingredients for. Now the trouble with doing things last minute is you never quite have all you need, so this is a bit of a mish-mash, but it was quite delicious and very simple.

Makes 2 drinks:

1 completely ripe pink grapefruit
1 lime
1 tbs pomegranate molasses or grenadine
1 tbs syrup from jar of preserved ginger
200ml cold ginger ale (diet version in my case)
strip of lime zest and sprig of mint to garnish

  1. Squeeze the juice of the pink grapefruit and the lime into a jug and stir in the pomegranate molasses and the ginger syrup until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Stain into a chilled jug and the add the cold ginger ale.
  3. Pour into whatever glasses you like to drink from and garnish with a strip of lime zest and a sprig of mint.
Enjoy, preferable sitting outside watching bees feed off the summer flowers.

1 comment:

  1. oooh, ginger and grapefruit... this is an adorable combo and it looks so pretty too. love a mocktail but of course I may add a dash of vodka in there just to spice it up although this is perfect for a lazy sunny afternoon when there's work to be done! Thanks so much for the lovely entry x