This is a light summer drink. I really like serving this when I have a small group of friends over for lunch. It is quick and easy to make, is very refreshing and is a great chance to use those novelty ice cube trays. You can use your normal shaped ice-cube trays as well.
120ml soda water
300ml grapefruit juice
4-5 mint leaves
1 ruby grapefruit
- Fill one ice cube tray with lemonade and another with grapefruit juice. Chop strawberries into small pieces and drop one pice into each lemonade cube and do the same with the mint leaves and grapefruit juice. Leave trays in fridge until frozen.
- Mix the remaining lemonade and grapefruit juice with the soda water and water in a jug.
- Peel and remove the pith from the ruby grapefruit and orange and cut into small (1cm) pieces and add to the jug.
- Place three or four ice cubes of each flavour into individual glasses and top with the jug mixture. Spoon out the fruit if necessary to distribute evenly.
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The grapefruit (Citrus × paradisi) is a subtropical citrus tree known for its sour to semi-sweet fruit.
Grapefruit is a hybrid originating in Barbados as an accidental cross between two introduced species, sweet orange (C. sinesis) and pomelo or shaddock (C. maxima), both of which were introduced from Asia in the seventeenth century.
When found, it was named the “forbidden fruit”; and it has also been misidentified with the pomelo.
Lemonade is the name for a number of sweetened beverages found around the world, all characterized by lemon flavoring.
Most lemonade varieties can be separated into two distinct types: cloudy, and clear, each known simply as “lemonade” in countries where dominant.Cloudy lemonade, generally found in North America and India, is a traditionally homemade drink made with lemon juice, water, and sweetened with cane sugar or honey.Found in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, clear lemonade is a lemon, or lemon-lime flavored, carbonated soft drink.
A popular variation is pink lemonade, made with added fruit flavors such as raspberry or strawberry among others, giving a distinctive pink color. The “ade” suffix may also be applied to other similar drinks made with different fruits, such as limeade, orangeade, or cherryade.Alcoholic varieties are known as hard lemonade.
In many European countries, the French word limonade has come to mean “soft drink,” regardless of flavor.