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.
National Grapefruit Month isn't the only time you can savor the juicy fruit; you can eat the citrus all year long in a variety of different ways. Here are five ways to enjoy and cook with grapefruit.
- 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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The other day I was playing around with cocktails featuring freshly pressed grapefruit juice, and I decided to try it with whiskey. I actually enjoyed the two flavors together (then again, I'm all about whiskey these days), but upon further Internet research, I discovered that quite a few people completely abhor this combination. This surprised me, and it got me thinking about what spirits and mixers go well with this citrus flavor. So now I'm asking you, in the spirit of National Grapefruit Month, what is your favorite way to use grapefruit juice in cocktails? Share your thoughts and recipes in the comments!
While I love a good traditional mimosa any time of day, I find that making it with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice gives it a special quality (especially during National Grapefruit Month). Perhaps it's the soft pink hue or the pulpy goodness that finds its way to the top of your glass, but I really love grapefruit mimosas. For an extraspecial morning brunch or occasion, mix together a pitcher of these, and you'll wind up with a happy rosy cheek that matches your drink. Find the recipe when you read on.
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.
Grapefruit lovers: if you haven't discovered it yet, get to know a cocktail called the Salty Dog.
No, it's not a strange concoction with hot dogs, but the cousin to the classic Greyhound. Both the Greyhound and Salty Dog combine fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice with vodka. The Salty Dog, however, is served in a salt-rimmed glass similar to a margarita.
Did you know we're smack dab in the middle of National Grapefruit Month? Yes, it's a wonderful time of year, when this slightly bitter (in all the right ways) citrus fruit is at its peak. We can't ignore the abundance of grapefruit all around us, so we want to celebrate it in full force! We're planning to mix up some grapefruit cocktails, find out what your favorite methods of enjoying ruby reds are, and more.
We invite you to share your favorite grapefruit photos and recipes in our YumSugar Community or by using the hashtag #savorysight on Instagram.
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