4 ounces Vodka (I used Tito’s)
4 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce simple syrup (recipe below, or use store-bought)
Ice (for chilling)
Grapefruit juice ice (for serving; recipe below)
6-8 ounces Cranberry Raspberry Spindrift
Raspberry for garnish (optional)
Mint for garnish (optional)
Sugar for the rim (optional)
For the grapefruit ice:
2 cups fresh grapefruit juice
For the simple syrup:
½ cup water
½ cup sugar (you can use any sugar or Monkfruit; I used cane sugar)
Make the grapefruit ice:
Pour the grapefruit juice into ice molds and freeze for at least 5 hours.
Make the simple syrup:
Combine equal parts water and sugar (I used ½ cup of each) in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir continually until the sugar has dissolved.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Make the drinks:
Combine the vodka, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously until the shaker feels cold to the touch. If you don’t have a shaker, combine the ingredients in a large cup filled with ice and stir.
If you would like a sugar rim, rub a lime or grapefruit wedge around the edge of your martini glasses. Dip the glasses into a small plate of sugar.
Add 2-3 grapefruit ice cubes to your martini glasses. Strain your shaken or stirred ingredients evenly divided into each glass (so that the regular ice does not get into the drink).
Top the drinks with approximately 3-4 ounces Cranberry Raspberry Spindrift.
Add mint, raspberries, and/or grapefruit peel for garnish and serve.
If you want to make this a mocktail, eliminate the vodka and add an extra 2 ounces of Spindrift per drink.
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