Happy Wednesday, besties! T minus 3 more days until Christmas! Whoa! Time is flying by! Whether you need a mid-week pick me up or a cool crisp drink for your next holiday party, I've got you covered. Now, don't get me wrong, I love hot cocoa and endless mugs of tea as much as the next winter and holiday enthusiast (and I'm sure going to drink endless amounts of them this winter), sometimes a cool refreshing drink that isn't overflowing with sugar is as equally festive. Seeing that grapefruit is actually in season right now, I decided to create and share a Sparkling Grapefruit and Rose Mocktail recipe, of course you may adjust it to your liking if you prefer a little something more ;). This drink only requires four ingredients and is perfect for holiday brunch or as a non-alcoholic alternative for any holiday party this season. This mocktail is light and refreshing, with just a hint of sweetness, a fresh pink grapefruit base and floral notes of rose. I'm sure any of your guests will adore this drink, because not only is it pretty but it also takes incredible.
I've always been a fan of citrus fruits and this pink sparkling drink combines my love for citrus and roses in one pretty glass. The grapefruit gives this drink a light citrus flavor. I actually looked for pink grapefruit juice at Wholefoods last week and had no luck, so I juiced my own grapefruits which I liked much more anyway. For four drinks, I would suggest to juice 4 large pink grapefruits which would equal just about 2 cups of fresh pink grapefruit juice. To sweeten things up naturally and organically, I decided to add a bit of agave nectar to the mix. I also added a touch of rose water for that perfect hint of floral essence. (I'm pretty sure you can make your own rose water, but I already had a bottle of it which was perfect! I'll link it down below.) These two flavors work so fantastic together, I'm obsessed with this refresher. Here's the easy recipe:
Sparkling Pink Grapefruit and Rose Mocktail:
2 cups of fresh pink grapefruit juice
4 cups of sparkling water
2 tbsp organic agave nectar
4 tsp rose water
To create the drink, add 1/2 a cup of fresh grapefruit juice to each glass, 1 cup of sparkling water, 1/2 tbsp of organic agave nectar, and 1 tsp of rose water. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and enjoy. Of course, these are the measurements I prefer, but you can always add or adjust them to suit your taste.
I'm so smitten with these drinks that I plan on making them for Christmas breakfast. Let me know if you plan to make some of your own, and if you do, make sure to snap a photo and share with me on Instagram. As always, thank you so much for taking a moment of your day to stop by. See you back here on Friday morning for a brand new blogpost.