Lime, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice

Lime, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice Recipe


I wanted to let you know that a few of us are going to focus on cooking from Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery over the next two months. I've always liked the idea of cooking from one book for an extended time period, and we've been doing that lately. We did - Moro East last, and The Essential New York Times Cookbook before that. The more the merrier, we'd love to have you join us. To kick things off I decided to start with this beauty - a lovely yellow, citrus-centric Lime, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice.

Grapefruit Juice

It's still citrus season here in San Francisco, and this is a great way to use up a couple ruby red grapefruits. I don't really do the smoothie thing much these days, but I do love a good fruit juice blend. If you're looking for a jolt something bright, invigorating, spicy and citrusy - this is just the thing. It's a pick-me-up minus the caffeine. You steep grated ginger in a bit of sugared water, and then strain it into a lime & grapefruit juice blend. I like to sip it out of a tiny cordial glass with a big ice cube or mix it with sparkling water as an afternoon refresher. It has a good amount of kick, and you can feel it going down - in a good way.

Grapefruit Juice

I suspect there will be plenty of other recipes to discover in this cookbook. So please, feel free to join us. I think this is going to be a fun one to cook from. As I mention on the site, cafe classics are well-represented - scones, smoothies, multiple granolas, soups, salads, and sandwiches. But one of the things I appreciate about this book is the inclusion of recipes that feature natural sweeteners, and slightly off-beat whole grains and flours (quinoa / millet). The book includes many vegetarian recipes, quite a number of vegan recipes, gluten-free recipes, etc. Clearly this is a thoughtful compilation of recipes meant to be crowd-pleasers.

Related Link: For those of you who haven't visited 101 Cookbooks' little sister site - it's a place for the 101 Cookbooks community to help each other find the best cookbooks and recipes. A number of us have been using it quietly for the last year or so, sounding off about recipes we like from our favorite cookbooks. You can tell others which cookbooks have become indispensable to you, list off the recipes you like best from cookbook to cookbook, ask questions, and get inspired by what others have to share. You can let people know when you find a cookbook you love, or a recipe that turned out surprisingly good. It's a friendly place, and pretty relaxed.

 
 
 
 

Lime, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice

This juice is quite strong - but invigorating! You can make it more/less sweet, to your tastes. And you can mix it with more/less water sparkling water, also to taste. You can also double the recipe if you need to use up more citrus. The juice freezes well in baggies or ice cube trays. I typically use ruby red grapefruits here.

3 tablespoons natural cane sugar
2 tablespoons ginger, peeled then grated
1 cup / 240 ml water

very scant 1/2 cup / 95 ml fresh lime juice - 2 juicy limes
1 1/3 cups / 310 ml fresh grapefruit juice - 2 juicy grapefruits

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, stir together the sugar, ginger, and water. Simmer for 5 minutes, transfer to a glass bowl or cup, and place in the freezer for a few minutes to cool.

Strain the ginger into a pitcher along with the lime and grapefruit juices. You can either strain the citrus juices or leave them pulpy, just be sure to catch any seeds before they go in. Stir and taste, if you want a bit more sugar, go for it, but I find this plenty sweet. Serve straight in a tiny chilled glass with ice. Or use a splash to freshen up a glass of sparkling water.

Makes about 2 cups / 1 pint.

Adapted from Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery


Prep time: 5 min - Cook time: 5 min

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DessertForTwo
March 8, 2011

I love the idea of everyone cooking from 1 book for a month! How fun!

And thanks for the link to the other site, too! I'm such a fan, yet I had no idea about that site!

Grapefruit makes me weak in the knees. My mom told me that she drank a lot of grapefruit juice when she was breast feeding me as a baby, and I can't help but think that's why. Sorry, is that too personal?

Gorgeous, as always!

 

kamran siddiqi
March 8, 2011

Heidi, could your photos be anymore inspiring? As for the 101 Cookbooks Library- people should definitely check it out and join. It's quite lovely!

 

Rebecca
March 8, 2011

Wow, Heidi, this looks amazing! Having just moved to New Zealand for the year, we are actually just getting to citrus season, and this is going to be so necessary on the wet, dreary days to come. Thanks so much for this lovely post!

 

Anjali Shah
March 8, 2011

What a refreshing take on freshly squeezed juice! This reminds me of a juice I had in a little cafe in Rio when I was in Brazil - they'd make the juice fresh at your table every morning :) Thanks also for pointing me to the 101 cookbooks library - this will be really helpful as I search for new recipes to make! Great post as always :)

 

Chihiro
March 8, 2011

Lime, ginger, and grapefruit together sounds so refreshingly summer. I think I would add Moscato or gin ;)

 

I like the idea of cooking from one cookbook for an extended period of time, too! I have so many, I really must use them more often.

I haven't had grapefruit juice in ages! And I have a ruby red grapefruit on the counter. Just need some ginger.

 

Juste
March 9, 2011

It looks very delicious as I am ginger and grapefruits lover! For sure I will try this so good and healthy juice! Just maybe I will put honey instead a sugar.

 

Caffettiera
March 9, 2011

I'm probably going to spend the day browsing cookbooks. What a beautiful space you have created!

 

Word Girl
March 9, 2011

This looks wonderful! Too bad we still have to wait a while for citrus season where I am. Thanks for the other link too - I'll be using that a lot, I think.

 

anne b.
March 9, 2011

mmm, tasty! I love the breakfast lunch tea book, but I haven't cooked from it a lot. I'm gonna browse it today :)

 

JL goes Vegan
March 9, 2011

I drink a green smoothie or green juice every morning, and, frankly, this looks like a nice change! :)

The idea of getting to know a book intimately over a few months is great!

 

raspberry essence
March 9, 2011

it looks delicious!

 

Jessica @ How Sweet
March 9, 2011

This juice sounds incredibly refreshing!

 

Gene
March 9, 2011

I'd love to try it. I used to eat grapefruit every night until last night. Seems I've been experiencing kidney stones. Upon further research, a doctor recommended that I do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit as a preventative action.

 

Amy
March 9, 2011

I always keep ginger cordial in the fridge for tea or to mix with sparkling water, so I will try this, like, in the next five minutes!

A shot of this would also probably make a really fun/effective in-between-courses palate cleanser, too.

 

lauren @ spiced plate
March 9, 2011

Mmm, I love anything with ginger in it, and my husband likes anything with lime -- so this is a perfect recipe to please both of our taste buds!

The idea of really getting to know a cookbook is such a lovely thing. I tend to pick one to take to bed with me for reading, which fills my dreams with good things to cook. The 101 Cookbooks LIbrary sounds like a dream, too -- I'm heading over to sign up!

 

Blog is the New Black
March 9, 2011

Wow, this looks totally refreshing!

 

Simply Life
March 9, 2011

Wow, I've never had anything like this - what a fun flavor combination!

 

Lime and grapefruit is such an amazing combination. I've not been a big fan of ginger in the past, but I'm working on cultivating a taste for it. I've been adding it to cookies and cakes as well as to veggie stirr frys. This recipe seems like a great way to expand my exposure; a sweet drink. It looks like summer in a glass!

 

Heidi
March 9, 2011

That juice sounds delicious!

 

That looks delicious, especially poured over some crushed ice and a little sparkling water!

 

Nancy
March 9, 2011

The citrus-ginger combination sounds invigorating. I've been adding fresh ginger to smoothies lately, and drinking lots of hot lemon-ginger morning elixirs this winter, so this will be great to try next. Looking forward to checking out the 101 library site, too!

 

A pick me up without the caffeine is just what I need. This sounds refreshing.

 

A delicious fresh juice and a cookbook cook along. Both excellent ideas.

 

brandi @ BranAppetit
March 9, 2011

This book sounds right up my alley. If I could make every meal feel like breakfast, I would.

This juice sounds like a great mix of tart and sweet.

 

Anna
March 9, 2011

I first had "ginger juice" at the market in Zanzibar where sugar cane and ginger are freshly juiced and available by the glass. This sounds like a great combination.

 

This sounds so tangy and refeshing! It would be really fun for a tea party or brunch.

 

Yesterday I picked the last of the grapefruits from our tree to make way for the sweet spring blossoms. I haven't yet decided how to use them up but now I know where to start! Thank you for posting this at just the right time.

 

sally
March 9, 2011

Sounds like a great combination of tart, sweet and spicy ingredients!

 

Lee
March 9, 2011

Oh yum, my two favorites, grapefruit and ginger. I just got this cookbook about a week ago and now Im really excited to get in the kitchen again.

 

EatLiveRun
March 9, 2011

This looks so refreshing and reminds me of summer!

 

Cooking with Michele
March 9, 2011

Love grapefruit, love ginger - never thought to put the two together with lime but can't wait to try this!

 

Jillian
March 9, 2011

Wow - I love the library idea! I've been cooking my way through "Plenty" - any chance that will be on the roster soon?

 

Kristina
March 9, 2011

Is it wrong that I can't help picturing this mixed with soda water and vodka? Or maybe rum? Maybe tequila? Hard to say which would be more delicious...guess I'll have to test them all :)

 

Anne Marie
March 9, 2011

Oh yum! I imagine you could freeze these flavors together in an ice cream maker for an intriguing sorbet.

 

Emily
March 9, 2011

I LOVE the Rose Bakery cookbook -- it's so beautifully designed and everything I've made from it is delicious.

Also, I had a great cocktail on Monday with grapefruit, cava, tequila & rosemary. mm!

 

Jessica
March 9, 2011

I am sure it tastes as good as your pictures portray it. I can not wait to try it, and freeze some for warmer weather.

And I am excited to check out your sister site.

 

Lee
March 9, 2011

Heidi,

This sounds so refreshing!

But can you point me to instructions on how to use the reamer? I was considering buying one as I can't find my cut-glass antique juicer, but couldn't figure out how to make it work.

Thanks
Lee

 

This sounds so refreshing. I'm not big on smoothies, so this is right up my alley. I love the idea of infusing ginger in sugar syrup.

 

Katie
March 9, 2011

The forum sounds like a great idea...I didn't know that it existed! I really like the thought of having a little online community with which to share things, ask questions, and give support! I'm in a bit of a squeeze for free time right now, but as soon as I find some breathing space, I'd love to cook through a book with you and others! Thanks for making this possible!

 

Suki
March 9, 2011

Heidi, I love this recipe. My grandmother makes a similar juice - though she makes it hot - as a cure to a head cold or bad throat :)

 

Heidi
March 9, 2011

One of the things I forgot to add was that I suspect it would make a beautiful slushy - pureed with a bunch of ice in a blender. Boozy or not...

 

Marysol
March 9, 2011

I love all citrus fruits, so this drink left me puckering with excitement..

Btw, the idea of cooking from just one cookbook sounds very interesting. I'll be tuning in.

 

Katy
March 9, 2011

This is great! I always say I'm not a juice person, but the truth is I'm just looking for an interesting, fresh flavor and something that won't be full of sugar. I wonder how this would taste with some coconut juice...?

 

NotThatMartha
March 9, 2011

I am going to my kitchen to make this. RIGHT NOW!!!

 

Katie@Cozydelicious
March 9, 2011

This juice looks wonderfully refreshing. And I love the idea of focusing on one cookbook. I tend to do that naturally, I go on binges with one book until I get the next! How fun!

 

Riki
March 9, 2011

I've followed you for a very long time, Heidi, and have been routinely inspired by your ways with food. I was moved to leave a comment today because the Rose Bakery has been core to many lovely meals made special. Your personal mission has now become my own: I'm making this juice today. Thanks. Love what you do.

 

Kelly
March 9, 2011

Grapefruit, lime and ginger are such complementary flavors, I'm going to add this to my list of regulars - what a great way to start off the day. Thank you for sharing and I'll look forward to more wonderful recipes from Rose Bakery (and of course I always love yours!). Looking forward to the new book, congrats!

 

Kandis
March 9, 2011

Kristina, I'm right on the same page with you! The first thing I thought of, besides YUM! was: How great would that be with some lovely, aged gold rum? Or tequila? I like to make up some ginger-infused simple syrup that I keep in the fridge to mix with interesting juice blends (with or without alcohol!) Thanks for sharing this, Heidi!

 

kickpleat
March 9, 2011

Oooh, I love the sound of this juice - ginger and grapefruit are 2 of my favorite flavours and perfect for winter too. I look forward to hearing more from this cookbook!

 

First, let me say that I love that first image of the grapefruit.
This juice sounds amazing, I feel like I can taste it already, and I want it. Just what we need at this time of year to clean out the cobwebs. I'm so making it.

 

Janani
March 9, 2011

Reminds me of freshly squeezed sugarcane juice with crushed ginger and lime :) Love that. Love this too.

 

McKenzie Ward
March 9, 2011

Oh, nothing stung more than seeing all that citrus on your carerra marble countertop. Yikes! Juice looks good, will try it, but will be preparing on my wood cutting board.

 

the good soup
March 9, 2011

I was lucky enough to work as a chef in the Rose Bakery three years ago. In winter I'd arrive at 6am and leave at 6pm, entirely missing the sun. It was a lonely time, but it was incredibly creative and my first chance, as a chef, to really develop my own style. Every day we'd approach the menu anew, inspired by whatever organic vegetables arrived the day before. I miss it. And the freshly made juice Joel would bring me after doing 190 covers for breakfast.

 

Ciao Florentina
March 9, 2011

I love grapefruit and this looks so refreshing, I must try it this weekend, it's getting warm in L.A.

 

teresa s
March 9, 2011

This sounds like such fun! My brother visited this weekend from Phoenix...he has citrus trees and brought us fresh grapfruit from his trees...we are in cold Ohio...so now I know what I can use it for!!

 

Sonya
March 9, 2011

I love this cookbook and recently gave it to my son's preschool teacher who introduced many new tastes to his classmates tastebuds. The cucumber kohlrabi salad was one he told her about that he loved! We just ate the cod in tomato water last night. I like addition of artichokes in mine. I also like flounder more so than cod. The carrott salad with pumpkin seeds is also in rotation here. I have over a dozen grapefruits that have been begging for attention now I have a new use! Thank you!

 

That sounds SO refreshing! Guess what I'll be making this weekend :)

 

Rocky Mountain Woman
March 9, 2011

I'll take mine with a shot of gin...

lovely!

 

Jen
March 9, 2011

I'm not usually a big juice fan, but I love ginger, which makes me think I would enjoy this one. And I love cafe food, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you make from that cookbook! I could always use more sandwich ideas.

 

Julia Sarver
March 9, 2011

This looks so tasty! I love your suggestion to blend it with sparkling water. I bet it would be good with vodka or rum, too! Thanks for sharing.

My favorite juice lately is a blend of 1/2 c pineapple, 2 collard greens (stem removed) and 1/4 cup cubed cucumber blended in a VitaMix with 1 cup of water. It's so yummy post workout.

 

Happy When Not Hungry
March 9, 2011

This looks so refreshing and delicious! What a great recipe!

 

Amaranthian
March 9, 2011

I agree, love the idea of mixing with sparkling water, and would also be awesome with a shot of gin!

 

The Healthy Apple
March 9, 2011

Love these photos; so incredibly beautiful Heidi. I love your 101 Cookbooks Community and I've been so blessed to be a member of this community with you and your fans. Keep up the amazingly delicious and inspiring recipes.
xo Amie

HS: Thanks for such a sweet note Amie!

 

eatlovedrink
March 9, 2011

This recipe needs gin! Hendricks, with its cucumber notes. Or Rangpur, with its lime notes. (But I'll be making this with totally un-noted Trader Joe's stuff because that's what I have at home right now...)

HS: You guys are cracking me up.

 

Pamela
March 9, 2011

My sister sent a Jack LaLanne juicer for Christmas, and though it's not the professional juicer's choice, it's been a little gem! I buy grapefruit at the local store for 3 or 5/$100, and juice away. So, I will try this lime/grapefruit/ginger combo. I even picked up some sparkling mineral water at New Seasons' today! Ginger/Apple/Carrot juice with whatever else I have organic in the veggie bin is also good. Pineapple can be bought in halves, and used quite easily to add to juices, also. Orange/Pineapple is good. I'm just having fun experimenting with flavors. Can't wait to try this one!

 

B.J. Lewis
March 9, 2011

After your Paris visit some time ago, when you mentioned how much you enjoyed eating at the Rose Bakery, I sent you an email to tell you about their cookbook. I'll repeat the comment I wrote in my copy of the book: Spiced Chickpea and Lemon Soup, p. 73 "Shockingly good -- chickpeas? YES!" I'm looking forward to other recipe recommendations from this book.

HS: It's now on my short list!

 

Monica
March 9, 2011

I was going to sit this one out, but I caved. I found a list of recipes in the book on the Amazon UK site - I'm not sure they're exactly the same as the US version, but I wanted to get an idea of what was in there. Hazelnut brownies and brownie cheesecake... I'm sold. Looking forward to trying some of the more unusual stuff though, like this juice blend.

Heidi or anyone - suggestions on what liquor to booze this up with? :)

 

Dessiree
March 9, 2011

Dosa (http://dosasf.com/), here in SF, makes incredible ginger infused alcoholic drinks with juice and simple syrup. A favorite of my husband's is a gin & juice type cocktail with ginger infused simple syrup. This drink reminded me of that cocktail. So naturally, I made this today.

My CSA box has been exploding with grapefruits lately and luckily for me, since I'm not a huge grapefruit fan, they keep for weeks in the refrigerator. So I had many on hand.

I walked down to the corner health food store on Geary Ave and picked up some ginger and a few limes, remembering the facebook link I saw in my newsfeed this morning. I couldn't wait to get a little kick in my afternoon.

So, here we are. I added a tablespoon extra of sugar, knowing I would need that sweetness to counteract "that grapefruit" taste. The ginger syrup I tried on it's own and it was delish! Mixed it all together and it was good. Not great, just good. It still had that "grapefruit taste". So I added some lime sparkling water and WOW. That really made the drink. The fizz really took the edge off the grapefruit and made room for the sweet taste of the ginger. Yum Yum! I now have a carafe of it sitting in my fridge for when my husband comes home from a long day of work. Thinking of experimenting with some booze instead of the lime water. Thanks for sharing such a refreshing gem!

HS: I love Dosa!


 

Sharlene
March 9, 2011

This looks amazingly refreshing.

 

chenyze
March 10, 2011

hey heidi! this is a little silly but i'm wondering what's the instrument you showed in this photo (http://www.101cookbooks.com/mt-static/images/food/grapefruit_juice_3.jpg)? thanks!

HS: Hi Chenyze, it's a citrus reamer. You use it to get all the juiciness out of citrus. It does a much better job than squeezing.

 

Katrina Dingle
March 10, 2011

Mmmm this juice sounds so tasty!

 

molly @ mollys menu
March 10, 2011

This would be a great mocktail for pregnancy. Not only does fresh ginger quell the symptoms of morning sickness (dramatically in my case) but it is hard to find interesting beverage options when you are limited by pregnancy restrictions.

 

Scienter
March 10, 2011

This sounds great! I love lime juice, I'd probably add extra. One of my favorite cocktails is a gin martini w/ the juice of an entire lime.

 

molly
March 10, 2011

Hot Dog! I have all three key ingredients sitting pretty in my kitchen. I can all but taste this going down.

 

Amy
March 10, 2011

I make a version of this in the summer with watermelon in place of the grapefruit. It's a great combo with the lime and ginger. And, even as a family of four, we have a hard time getting through a whole watermelon before it gets a little funky! Just puree and strain the watermelon.

 

Merry Makes
March 10, 2011

This is definitely 'a pick-me-up without the caffeine'. The ginger is also a great cleanser and immune system-booster.
I was planning to make iced lemon-tea for friends later this week but I'm trying this mix instead!

 

Your sister site sounds awesome! That'll be fun cooking from 1 cookbook for a couple months. So much of the time I buy a new book and then end up leaving it on the shelves for quite a while.

 

sanja
March 10, 2011

Just wanted to let you know I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award:

http://sanjapanja.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/stylish-blogger-award/

 

Allison
March 10, 2011

Thanks so much for posting this -- I've had this cookbook for years, but realized for some reason I've never seen this recipe! I just go back to my old favorites again and again (pancakes and muesli!!!) and haven't explored in a while. A sincere thanks for helping me rediscover other recipes in this old favorite.

 

linda
March 10, 2011

I've had this on my amazon wish list since you mentioned it in the piece you did on Paris - I orderded it and can't way to play along!

 

flappyhand
March 10, 2011

Don the beachcomber uses something similar, with dark rum

 

Daniel White
March 10, 2011

Dang that looks good.

StumpleUpon needs to quit teasing me with all these yummy food sites.

 

jodye @ 'scend food
March 10, 2011

Simple, fresh juice is always so wonderful. You can't get better than freshly squeezed!

 

virginia sar
March 10, 2011

Hi Heidi, I'm a big fan yours, is the first time I encourage you to leave a comment. I live in Argentina, I am a writer and food stylist, I have a blog and would be an honor to see you to pass and give me your opinion. Sorry for my ingles.
Hugs
Virginia

 

Makes me loooong for some warm weather.

 

Julie Shah Lamba
March 11, 2011

I have been looking for an alternative to caffeinated drinks, this is perfect. Would love to feature it in my next e-newsletter.

Is it ok to include a link to this in the next issue (3/17) of The Veg Post? (www.thevegpost.com)

 

Sounds so refreshing and fun to drink. I can't wait until your book arrives. Counting down!

 

Grapefruit, lime and ginger? Oh yeah.. that sounds soooo refreshing and delicious

 

bETTE
March 11, 2011

i have 12 to 15 giner lillies to come up and bloom every year, The blossoms smell delicious. The roots look just like the ginger root in the grocery store. Can I dig this up and use it; is it safe to eat?

 

CharlotteAuChocolat
March 12, 2011

Hi Heidi! I just discovered your 101 cookbooks library through the links on this post, and i just love it! it's SUCH a wonderful idea!!! i spent the better part of my morning yesterday rating cookbooks i have, and reading other people's reviews. it's such an amazing idea, and i'm so excited to join in! so kudos to you for this brilliant idea! and thank you so much for making such a community available to all of us :) you're just inspirational!

HS: Thanks Charlotte! It's great to have you there. Thanks for all your recent notes/reviews.

 

CharlotteAuChocolat
March 12, 2011

just wanted to add that i used "charlotte s" to comment until now, just so you don't think i've just come out of nowhere ;)

 

Catherine
March 12, 2011

This drink looks so refreshing and delicious! You have a very lovely site!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Catherine

 

Ashley
March 12, 2011

I know this is a non-food-related question, but I'm a graphic designer and I LOVE the font you use for your site (the one used in the main body copy). Would you mind sharing the name of it? Thanks!

HS: Hi Ashley, thanks! I believe the font you're asking about is Proxima Nova.

 

Hannah
March 12, 2011

Wow, this looks really refreshing!

 


I'm soooo excited to try a fresh juice with ginger! Yay ; ) I'm thinking that it may help my indigestion.

PS. I'm trying The Cabbage Soup Diet next week (the recipe is on my website) to help me lose the weight I've gained the winter, I'm sure this refreshing drink will be PERFECT on my new diet.

~Lisa xo
www.bakedinmaine.com

 

Emily
March 13, 2011

Ooh, I love this! I've been looking for refreshing and light recipes these past couple of weeks now that the Spring seems to be officially in the air (here in Paris that is). I worked for two years at the Rose Bakery as a waitress. It's definitely a fantastic place. I still go back there whenever I can. Surprisingly there are not a huge amount of eateries here in Paris that offer such fresh, seasonal and DELICIOUS food in a quick, not too pricey café style. It feels like things might be changing on that front, but they were definitely at the beginning of a wave.

 

Gaia
March 14, 2011

I LOVE grapefruit!

 

Richa
March 14, 2011

That looks so refreshing and wonderful.

 

Yakutis
March 14, 2011

that was wonderful with my homegrown citrus! What are we making next?

 

Claire
March 15, 2011

I love this recipe, I make a version of it every summer using just lemons and ginger "Ginger Lemonade". it's the perfect thirst quencher for those sultry hot New York summer afternoons.

 

@lynneux
March 16, 2011

I just spent a happy half hour grating ginger and juicing a whack of limes and grapefruits (note to self: buy a reamer!) and I couldn't be happier with the results: A carafe of soft pink spicy goodness :) Heidi is right, this juice is definitely invigorating and strong--but a lovely blend. I never would have thought to mix lime and grapefruit with ginger! It is spicy and so may not play well with kids, but for adults it's fabulous. Wondering how it might go down with a splash of sparkling water and a shot of citrus vodka on a sunny summer afternoon :)

 

Janice Harper
March 17, 2011

Thank you for publishing a non-alcoholic drink recipe for grown ups! This one sounds perfect for breakfast, entertaining, or a hot summer day. Can't wait to make it. No, scratch that. Can't wait to drink it!

 

Stephanie
March 17, 2011

This sounds like the perfect pick-me-up for these still cold and rainy days we're having. And I love juicing up sparkling water with something interesting. Yum!

 

Lauren
March 18, 2011

Lately, the only thing that wakes me up in the morning is a few bites of grapefruit. It's my new coffee for this transitional winter-spring period in NYC. The health benefits of ginger are endless, so I'll definitely be whipping this up soon!

 

Anne
March 18, 2011

The juice looks so very refreshing. I just wished the weather in California would be better as this juice calls for summer.Tomorrow, I will cook Indian food for friends and this will be a perfect addition. Thank you for the great post!

 

Michelle
March 19, 2011

I don't have fresh ginger or sparkling water on hand, so I improvised: 4 drops of essential oil of ginger (brand: Aura Cacia - *not* the same thing as "ginger extract") and 1, 12 oz. can of tonic water (whole foods - made with pure cane sugar), plus store bought grapefruit and lime juices. This version lacks the bite of the fresh stuff, but it's lovely and will be great for after dinner drinks. Thanks!

 

deb
March 19, 2011

Hi Heidi -- I wanted to thank you for the book recommendation. I ordered it after seeing this post, thumbed through it for an hour and already baked some scones for brunch today -- they're wonderful. I love the use of wholemeal flour and the inclination towards less sugar in the desserts.

HS: So happy to hear it Deb! That Sally Lunn bread on your site might need to hop on over to my house.

 

padma
March 19, 2011

Loved the recipe! Added a shot of vodka to mine.

 

bonnie
March 20, 2011

This sounds so delicious! I can't wait to try this, my mouth is literally watering thinking about it!

 

Jen S
March 21, 2011

Fantastic! I'm loving the last of the citrus season here on the West. I've got a bunch of Meyer lemons and one pink grapefruit left over from my weekend brunch ready to go.
I'm very fond of my post-meal evening ginger tea routine and this drink is a nice change of pace. Perfect for lunches.

 

Marie
March 21, 2011

This juice is amazing!! I've been feeling sluggish and out of it lately so when I saw this recipe, I knew it would be just the thing to get me out of my funk. I substituted the lime with lemon but the recipe works the same. Sweet, spicy, and oh so flavorful. Thank you for the pick me up!!

 

Wow! What an incredible assortment of delectable ingredients all mixed together to make one refreshing and delicious beverage! I've made this weekend after weekend in hopes of my kids finally coming home. But, I will continue to make this beverage for myself because I just LOVE it!
Have yourselves a great week!
Jasper Turner Gutwillig (speaking from the perspective of Grady Turner)

 

Wow! What an incredible assortment of delectable ingredients all mixed together to make one refreshing and delicious beverage! I've made this weekend after weekend in hopes of my kids finally coming home. But, I will continue to make this beverage for myself because I just LOVE it!
Have yourselves a great week!
Jasper Turner Gutwillig (speaking from the perspective of Grady Turner)

 

E
March 21, 2011

I´ve been obsessed with making ginger beer at home ever since you posted that link to Jeffrey Morganthaler´s great blog. This looks like another great variation on the theme, I´m excited to play around with this!

 

Ellie Bruno
March 22, 2011

This looks wonderful! Too bad we still have to wait a while for citrus season.
Maybe adding a shot of vodka make a great different taste!

 

Alexandra Rogers
March 23, 2011

I'd love to join you in cooking from this cookbook! How do I do it?

 

Mrs D
March 25, 2011

So yummy, thank you Heidi! I subbed dark agave for the sweetener and it was amazing. As imagined, it got spicier the longer it sat in the fridge. Mr D and I finished the pint in less than 48 hours and I've got requests to make it as a mixer for a vodka cocktail. A definite keeper...

 

Learn About Wine
April 2, 2011

Heidi:

I tried this recipe and really like it. I added a variation...champagne! Tastes like a mimosa. I would encourage everyone to experiment with this recipe. You don't need
wine classes to try your own wine drinks.