I’m cracking up at y’all saying you’re never gonna make this juice again…and then you do. I have several things in my kitchen like that. Everytime I make granola and stir it and bits of oat and nuts fly on my floor, I swear I’ll never do it again. But then, 2 weeks later when the mason jars run low, I’m at it again.
I make a similar drink. Its orange lemon ginger. I was living in Southern Mexico for a little while and the oranges are often picked before they are ripe so they are more sour than what I am used to oranges tasting like. I began adding lemon to fresh squeezed orange juice in the USA which satisfies my craving for that sour orange. I also started adding in simple syrup but when I make the simple syrup I boil it with freshly sliced ginger, blend it strain it and leave it in the fridge. 2 parts citrus, 1 part simple syrup, 3 parts water. So refreshigng! I also use soda water instead sometimes and it is possibly the healthiest and tastiest soda you could ever drink.
I have been making this juice for a while, but I do it slightly differently, which is a bit easier, and which I LOVE.
I juice the grapefruit and lime (I don’t have special tools either…yay messy hands!) into a measuring cup with a pour spout. I then grate some ginger into it using my microplane (I like a healthy dose…maybe an inch or so of ginger?). Then, in a second measuring cup I put a heaping tablespoon or so of honey. I strain a little bit of the juice in and mix it up (just to get the honey dissolved), then strain in the remainder of the juice (leaving the pesky ginger solids behind). Finally, I serve this mixed with sparkling water (probably 1/3 juice and 2/3 water). Such a lovely way to start the day…kind of like a non-alcoholic paloma (:
Hey Erica- Yay to easy, but I don’t like this juice with honey. I am sure some others will, but I tried and didn’t like the honey flavor, it kills the brightness of the citrus (granted, just a little, but enough to bother me). But yes, it does make it easier and others think they would like the honey flavor- it is a great thing to try!
Yum!! I don’t have grapefruit at the moment (for shame), but I’ve got a stack of blood oranges and everything else needed for this. I also have a pretty little Nigella Lawson juicer that should do nicely. So making this, maybe slushy, and maybe with a shot of whiskey.
Oh goodness gracious! I make the same thing with our juicer (minus the sugar) and it comes out with a little froth on top that is DIVINE! You toss all the ingredients down the chute and you would faint its so easy and good. http://www.amazon.com/Breville-800JEXL-Fountain-1000-Watt-Extractor/dp/B0002VAFVG
Its quite the contraption if you arent a juice enthusiast though.
P.S. We are moving to London next month…Im going to hit up the spots in England you advised.
I need this juice in my life immediately. Not sure exactly why, but it’s either the gorgeous, soft color which looks straight out of a wedding inspiration board or the intriguing combination of grapefruit with lime and ginger.
Just made this and it tastes great. However, mine didn’t come out the beautiful pink color in part because I had one ruby red and one regular pink grapefruit. But, I think the killer was my ginger syrup was almost the color of chicken stock even after straining. I used the microplane to grate the ginger and wonder if it was too fine and caused the off color. Next time I’ll try a fine mince.