Next time you're hosting brunch, instead of serving mimosas or bloody Marys, try this cocktail that fulfills everything you hope for in a beverage to take the edge off. The grapefruit is fresh and acidic; the ginger simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness and heat; the salt rim satisfies a hankering for something savory. So go ahead — pull out that citrus juicer and drink this ginger-spiked Salty Dog until the dog days of Summer are over.
The grill does wonders with burgers, but it can be used for salads, too. This grilled peach version features grapefruit segments and a tangy grapefruit dressing that helps balance the sweetness from the stone fruit.
The key to perfect grill marks is by using peaches that are underripe, as well as resisting the temptation to flip the peaches too early. An easy way to test this is by attempting to lift the peach: if it's suctioned to the grill, it's not ready. Don't force it; when a char mark forms, the peach will almost effortlessly come off the grill.
To try the recipe, keep reading.
If you're a fan of the margarita, then you've got to try Mexico's most popular tequila drink, the paloma. Traditionally, it's made of tequila and grapefruit soda, and served on the rocks with a lime wedge for garnish. The recipe here is an upscale take on the classic version: instead of grapefruit soda, it's made with fresh grapefruit juice, club soda, and simple syrup.
The resulting cocktail is so tart, refreshing, and balanced, you'll wonder why you've never had one before! Keep reading for the zesty, refreshing recipe.
Light, refreshing, and almost too easy to sip on, this sparkling Lillet aperitif is just the ticket for starting a weekend off on the right note. Even better, it clocks in at a mere four ingredients and requires naught but a languid stir in the glass and a quick swipe of a vegetable peeler along a juicy orange for the twist garnish.
If you're not yet familiar with the concept of the "elegant hour" — essentially cocktail hour, with an emphasis on delicate aperitifs — embrace the idea by sipping this sparkling stunner slowly.
The beginning of March is a funny fruit season. Despite living in Northern California, where produce is typically bountiful, the fruit section seems pretty dismal lately, save for the large triangular stacks of citrus fruit. Here's a fruit salad to satiate you until Spring officially begins and brings in apricots and fragrant strawberries.
Your taste buds will delight in the textural roller coaster: first, you'll crunch into the pomegranate seeds and pistachios, which pave the way for velvety goat cheese, and finally burst into the juicy pockets of the citrus fruit and kiwi. This sweet-sour salad is like nature's most succulent bowl of SweeTarts.
Try it out at home by cutting the grapefruit into bite-sized wedges, and then sprinkle it with salt (I used fleur de sel). Keep your salted hand at about a two-foot distance, so the salt disperses evenly. As you eat the grapefruit, you'll be amazed that it tastes like grapefruit but without the bitter aftertaste.
We kind of can't believe that March is already here, which means National Grapefruit Month is over. We were just getting started enjoying this delicious citrus fruit! No matter, we've rounded up all of our favorite posts about grapefruits, from cocktails to salads, so that we can keep eating (and drinking) them up throughout the rest of the year.
- Add a teaspoon of grapefruit zest to your baked goods. Try this technique next time you make muffins, cupcakes, pound cake, or even sugar cookies!
- Add a few tablespoons of grapefruit juice to your basic powdered-sugar icing for added tangy flavor.
- Try out the latest trend to hit the food blogs: broiled grapefruits!
- Segment your grapefruit and add to winter salads for bright, juicy flavor.
- And, of course, use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice in cocktails, like the Freshly Pressed, the Salty Dog, or grapefruit mimosas.
What are your favorite ways to enjoy grapefruit?
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I'm loving National Grapefruit Month and the excuse it has given me to come up with tasty cocktails featuring the ruby red citrus fruit.Case in point: the Freshly Pressed. This refreshing tipple features my favorite spirit, gin, the juice from half a grapefruit, Rose's lime juice, and grapefruit bitters. Its perfectly pink hue is delicate and feminine, making it a lovely option for girls night in. For the recipe, read on.