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This Red Grapefruit Mojito {with Vanilla Simple Syrup} might be the perfect seasonal segue. 

The crisp flavor of fresh squeezed Ruby Red Grapefruit and Lime are super refreshing.

I was on a mission to develop a new Friday Night Cocktail. 

Red Grapefruit Mojito in a glass mug with Vanilla Simple Syrup in a small pitcher. Fresh mint and grapefruit juice are in small glass bottles.
Red Grapefruit Mojito

This cocktail needed to represent Summer Thyme, because while I’m always excited about Autumn…I in no way want to rush through the last month of ‘official’ summer.

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Vanilla Simple Syrup with two vanilla beans gently boiling in a metal saucepan.

The vanilla simple syrup will appear in this kitchen again this fall….perhaps drizzled over roasted squash or pumpkin.  Yes, I said pumpkin.

Red Grapefruit Mojito with Vanilla Simple Syrup ingredients

I’m certain I get as excited about preparing a cocktail as I do drinking it. 

After assembling most of the ingredients I headed to our backup fridge in search of club soda, sprite, sparkling water or anything resembling a fizzy neutral beverage to top off our Mojito. 

There laying on it’s side on the top shelf a single bottle of Vanilla Cream Soda. 

I can’t make this stuff up.

Red Grapefruit Mojito with Vanilla Simple Syrup Ingredients sitting on a silver tray.

I hope you’ll trust me on this one. 

Red Grapefruit, citrus, mint and yes, vanilla go really well together.  And when you add rum, the ingredients sing….

…like my girl on karaoke night.

Shelby Karaoke

TGIF!! Weekends are precious. 

Hope yours is filled with as much adventure and/or relaxation as you can stand.

Overhead shot of Red Grapefruit Mojito with Vanilla Simple Syrup, fresh mint and grapefruit juice.

I hope you’ll give this Red Grapefruit Mojito with Vanilla Simple Syrup a try. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below. Your feedback is so important to me (and keeps the cocktails shaking).

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All my best,
xo Libby

Red Grapefruit Mojito with Vanilla Simple Syrup | LemonyThyme.com

Red Grapefruit Mojito {with Vanilla Simple Syrup}

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Red Grapefruit Mojito with Vanilla Simple Syrup is the perfect seasonal segue. Citrus, mint and yes, vanilla go really well together. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

For vanilla simple syrup…

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-3 vanilla beans
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

For the mojito…

  • 3 Ruby Red Grapefruits
  • 1 lime
  • 4-5 fresh mint sprigs
  • 4 ounces white rum
  • 6 ounces vanilla cream soda or club soda to top
  • ice

Instructions
 

For vanilla simple syrup…

  • In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar, vanilla beans and vanilla. Bring to a boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Cool completely.

For mojito…

  • Squeeze juice from 2 1/2 grapefruits. Cut wedges and sections from remaining half.
  • In a tall glass add 4-5 grapefruit sections, 2-3 lime wedges, a handful of fresh mint leaves, 1 ounce vanilla simple syrup. Muddle gently. Top with ice, 2 ounces rum, and 2-3 ounces vanilla cream soda.
  • Garnish with grapefruit wedge and mint sprig.
Red Grapefruit Mojito with Vanilla Simple Syrup | LemonyThyme.com