This ginger grapefruit non-alcoholic spritzer is perfect for when you need a drink in 10 minutes that looks fancy but is very easy to make! Enjoy with some fresh mint for colour and freshness.
- 3-inch piece ginger, finely grated (about ⅓ cup once grated)
- ⅓ cup / 115g rice malt syrup (aka brown rice syrup)
- ⅓ cup / 80ml water
- 1 cup / 240ml red grapefruit juice* (2–3 grapefruits)
- Sparkling mineral water
To serve: (optional)
- Ice cubes
- Mint sprigs
- Once you have minced the ginger with a fine grater, squeeze all the juice out through your hands or a muslin cloth into a jar or glass. Alternatively, use a juicer to do this.
- Add the rice malt syrup and water and stir well. Once the ginger syrup is completely incorporated, set it aside.
- Juice your grapefruits, making sure to remove any seeds as you go.
- To serve: To a tall glass, add in ice cubes (optional), followed by a ¼ of the ginger syrup, then ¼ of the grapefruit juice, and finally topping it off with sparkling mineral water. Add a sprig or two of mint if desired. Give it a good stir before consuming.
Yield: It will vary depending on how much ice you use and the size of your glasses.
Grapefruits: I would highly recommend juicing your own red grapefruits. Store-bought grapefruit juice is often filled with additives and sugar. If you can get the pure red grapefruit juice, then that can be a substitute. Otherwise, please juice your own. The redder the flesh, the sweeter the flavour. So if you use a pink grapefruit, the drink will be more bitter.
Want to prepare ahead of time? You can prepare the ginger syrup, squeeze the grapefruit juice, and keep them in two separate jars in the fridge for up to 2 days. Give them a quick shake before serving.
Want to make this an adult drink? You can add some white rum or other alcohol of choice. The sparkling mineral water can be swapped for sparkling wine like prosecco, champagne, or Moscato.
- Diet: Vegan