Grapefruit Mojito

Adding grapefruit to this bubbly drink gives a tangy twist to a favorite cocktail. Make a grapefruit mojito tonight!

Grapefruit Mojito
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups ice
  2. ¾ cup fresh grapefruit juice
  3. ½ cup Mint Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  4. 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) light rum
  5. 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  6. 11⁄3 cups club soda, chilled
  7. Garnish: fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine ice and next 4 ingredients. Shake vigorously for 20 to 30 seconds.
  2. Divide mixture among 4 chilled glasses, and top each with 1⁄3 cup club soda. Garnish with mint, if desired. Serve immediately.
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Mint Simple Syrup
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup water
  2. 1⁄3 cup sugar
  3. 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, add mint leaves, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain mixture into a small bowl through a fine mesh sieve, discarding solids. Cover and chill for 1 hour before using, or refrigerate for up to 5 days.
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