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Fresh Lime, Grapefruit + Mint Rum Cocktail

Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day or any Summer holiday gathering call for cocktails that are a refreshing blend of all the season has to offer! Fresh squeezed lime and grapefruit juices muddled together with just picked mint create a tasty fresh citrus rum cocktail perfect for entertaining or simply cooling off with your toes in the water.

Grapefruit Lime Mint Rum Cocktail on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 2329 real 750x

Inspired by the popular Paloma Cocktail I wanted to create a cocktail that brought together my favorite citrus flavors but that would blend well with rum rather than tequila. I know most people love tequila in the summer but it’s just not my favorite – something to do with a certain senior class trip, but that’s a long story for another time.

Grapefruit Lime Mint Rum Cocktail on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 2288 real 750x

Grapefruit Lime Mint Rum Cocktail on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 2333 real 750x

Really you could use most white alcohols you have in your bar in this recipe but I chose to start with white rum and it turned out really tasty! The ice will water it down after a little while but you could also add tonic water if you are worried about guests enjoying them a little to quickly, as can happen in the warm summer months.

Grapefruit Lime Mint Rum Cocktail on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 2305 750x

Grapefruit Lime Mint Rum Cocktail on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 2314 750x

I was concerned about the rum being too sweet but actually the fresh citrus juices and mint took the front stage and I have to say even I am impressed about how delish this Lime, Grapefruit + Mint Cocktail turned out. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think! Cheers!

Grapefruit Lime Mint Rum Cocktail on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 2333 750x

Fresh Citrus + Mint Rum Cocktail

Fresh Citrus + Mint Rum Cocktail
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Ingredients
  1. 3-4 sprigs of fresh mint, leaves removed
  2. 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  3. 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed Ruby Red grapefruit juice
  4. 1 1/2 ounces of white rum
  5. ice
  6. lime slice, for garnish
  7. grapefruit slice, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail glass muddle mint leaves and lime juice until mint is bruised and oils are released. Add ruby red grapefruit juice and rum. Stir to combine well.
  2. Fill glass with ice and stir to combine all ingredients.
  3. Garnish with a mint sprig, half a lime slice and half of a grapefruit slice.
  4. Serve chilled.
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2 Responses to Fresh Lime, Grapefruit + Mint Rum Cocktail

  1. Michelle May 9, 2016 at 11:41 AM #

    What a beautiful cocktail…it looks so refreshing! I can definitely see sipping this by the pool this summer. Now if the weather would just warm up here!
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    • Krayl Funch May 18, 2016 at 3:09 PM #

      soon Michelle… soon. Fingers crossed for you!

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