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Special Juice

In the immortal words of Alana from Toddlers & Tiaras, My special juice is gonna help me win!! [1]“.

Like Alana’s secret go-go juice (it involves Mountain Dew), this special juice really will help you win, not child beauty pageants, but the admiration of breakfast or brunch guests. It might also help you win beauty pageants, I just haven’t tried. Yet.

I’m getting off track.

This is my favorite juice blend and something that we make for very special breakfasts. I say “we” because Bryan juices the fruit. We don’t have anything to help juice, he uses a fork and sheer determination and then swears we are never making this stupid juice again, but of course we do.

Grapefruit, lime and ginger is not a combination I would have thought of without the help of Rose Bakery. This simple idea packs a punch, it is so bright and fresh. For a real treat, put the pitcher of juice in the freezer for about an hour before you plan on serving it. The juice will get nice and slushy and even more amazing. I use white granulated sugar, because it preserves the color of the fruit juice. You can use a more natural sugar but it will muddy the color and make it less charming.

Grapefruit, Lime and Ginger Juice (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery [2])

In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and ginger. Bring to simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Juice the grapefruits and limes into a small pitcher. Strain the ginger syrup into the pitcher and stir well to combine. Chill until cold. Stir again before serving.