Champagne Grapefruit Mojito

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The recent heat wave in Los Angeles has made finding ways to stay cool and refreshed necessary. This drink did exactly that- it is so refreshing and light…and, most importantly,it’s just in time for Cinco de Mayo. It’s really easy to make and a perfect cocktail to go along side those Coronas this weekend. This recipe is from Style Me Pretty with a few alterations. Also, we did very loose measurements with ingredients- so follow these guidelines but you think it could use more/ less of some things, change to your liking!

What You'll Need

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need: 

1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

1 ounce pink grapefruit juice

6-8 mint leaves

2 ounces rum

3 to 4 ounces chilled champagne

Quartered grapefruit slice for garish

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What To Do: 

Put the mint and lime juice in a pitcher (or glass depending on how much you’re making).

Add the rum and grapefruit juice.

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We were making this drink for several people- so we just did a pitcher of the ingredients used above and let everyone add as much champagne as they wanted to their individual drink. If you’re just making one, add the champagne.

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Garnish individual glasses with grapefruit slice.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Final Product

Final Product

Enjoying the final product

Enjoying the final product

Bellini on a Budget

intro belliniSo after making my peach jam and my peach pie, I still had leftover peaches. That’s when I realized I had some champagne in the fridge that’s been screaming to get used…and it was past 5 o’ clock. Here’s a simple and very inexpensive way to make a great summer drink- the Bellini- one of my favorites.

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Bellini:

1 cup of peaches

1 bottle of champagne

Place the peaches in the blender and blend until very smooth.

peach pureeIn a glass, place about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the peach mixture and fill to the top with champagne.

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Pouring 2Mix this and you have your Bellini!

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