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Fizzy Pink Grapefruit Lemonade

Fizzy Pink Grapefruit Lemonade

Fizzy Pink Grapefruit Lemonade

Even as a kid I liked pink grapefruit. I used to dance competitively with a dance studio and we would often travel around Canada and the US for competitions. Kids and parents wentΒ away for the weekend during the spring and summer months of the year. Imagine the raucous we caused with 30-50 kids running around a hotel!! I used to think I was so fancy ordering a half grapefruit for breakfast at the hotel restaurant. It used to come out with a cherry in the middle. That was the sophisticatedΒ thing to do in the 90s. Whenever I eat pink grapefruit, it reminds me of that time in my life. I built so many amazing memories.

This drink I decided to make is a little homage to my youth as a dancer. MyΒ Fizzy Pink Grapefruit Lemonade is super refreshing and just the right amount of sweet. It’s really simple to make too. Just 3 ingredients: grapefruit, maple syrup and soda water. Yumm. So pleasant on a hot summer day. I love the colour as well.

For an equally delicious beverage, try my Ginger Tea recipe.

Fizzy Pink Grapefruit Lemonade

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Serves: makes 1 1/4 litres Cooking Time: none

Ingredients

  • 2 pink grapefruits
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or more if you like it sweeter)
  • 1 litre soda water (or any sparkling water)
  • lime wedges for garnish (optional)

Instructions

1

Peel all of the skin and pith (white part) off the grapefruits and cut them into pieces.

2

Blend the grapefruit and maple syrup in a blender until smooth.

3

Pour the blended grapefruit through a sieve into a jug.

4

Add the soda or sparkling water.

5

Serve chilled or over ice with a lime garnish.

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