Grapefruit Cilantro Spritz
Cuisine: Beverages
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
Fresh grapefruit juice and cilantro-stepped simple syrup make for a refreshing mocktail or cocktail.
  • 2 cups fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (2-3 grapefruit), chilled
  • 1 c water
  • ½ c coconut sugar
  • ½ c cilantro leaves and stems
  • Lime slices to garnish
  1. To make the cilantro simple syrup. Heat the water and coconut sugar in a small pot set to medium heat. Heat until the sugar has dissolved, and the the mixture begins to simmer. Turn off the heat and add the cilantro leaves and stems, cover and allow the mixture to steep for 20-30 minutes. Remove the cilantro and discard. Chill the cilantro simple syrup until ready to use.
  2. Combine the simple syrup and grapefruit juice. To serve, add ½ c of the grapefruit cilantro mixture to a glass, top with sparkling water.
  3. Add 1 oz. of vodka, tequila, or gin if desired.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lime.
Recipe by The Mexitalian at