Lime, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice
With Summer on its way and warmer weather already here, this juice recipe is a perfect replacement for the typical Lemonade used to quench your thirst. Enjoy!
This juice is quite strong – but invigorating! You can make it more/less sweet, to your tastes. And you can mix it with more/less water sparkling water, also to taste. You can also double the recipe if you need to use up more citrus. The juice freezes well in baggies or ice cube trays. I typically use ruby red grapefruits here.
3 tablespoons natural cane sugar
2 tablespoons ginger, peeled then grated
1 cup / 240 ml water
very scant 1/2 cup / 95 ml fresh lime juice – 2 juicy limes
1 1/3 cups / 310 ml fresh grapefruit juice – 2 juicy grapefruits
In a small saucepan, over medium heat, stir together the sugar, ginger, and water. Simmer for 5 minutes, transfer to a glass bowl or cup, and place in the freezer for a few minutes to cool.
Strain the ginger into a pitcher along with the lime and grapefruit juices. You can either strain the citrus juices or leave them pulpy, just be sure to catch any seeds before they go in. Stir and taste, if you want a bit more sugar, go for it, but I find this plenty sweet. Serve straight in a tiny chilled glass with ice. Or use a splash to freshen up a glass of sparkling water.
Makes about 2 cups / 1 pint