Today I’m excited to have Sarah from Two Blue Lemons here on Mint to share with us a delicious juice recipe, perfect (and certainly pretty enough) for the holidays. Sarah lives on the little island of Martha’s Vineyard with her husband, two year old son, and dog. Two Blue Lemons is a diary of their island life and documents the food from their kitchen. —Ellie
Winter’s lack of fresh produce is sometimes depressing but citrus is delicious this time of year. I wanted something raw, tart, and soothing. This is full of goodness and would be especially festive topped with prosecco in place of seltzer.
Grapefruit-Ginger Juice with Pomegranate Ice
makes 4 small cups
2 large grapefruits, juiced
2 limes, juiced
1 cup water (plus more for ice)
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced into thin strips
seltzer water (or Prosecco)
seeds from 1 pomegranate
1. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds in an empty ice cube tray and carefully fill with water. Place in freezer to freeze.
2. In a small saucepan, heat water, honey, and ginger root to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Place in the freezer to cool.
3. Meanwhile, strain grapefruit and lime juices into a large pitcher to remove pulp and seeds. Mix. Strain in honey-ginger water, removing the ginger slices, and mix again.
4. Place an ice cube in each glass, pour over juice and top with a splash of seltzer (or Prosecco!).