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Fruity Simple Syrups for Fancy Pants Sparkling Water

Easy recipes that will keep you in slightly sweet, deliciously fruity, fancy pants sparkling sippers. (Say that five times fast!)


Pineapple-Grapefruit Juice

This week’s a doozie for me, so I’m just posting this simple juice recipe to tide you all over until next week when I should have something a little heartier for you. I love this fruit combo—the pineapple is nice and sweet, but the grapefruit is more on the tart side, so it’s a really nice balance. It would make an awfully nice refreshment sitting on a Seattle patio this week…the weather is looking UP, friends! Hope you’re enjoying your day! M Pineapple-Grapefruit Juice Ready in: 5 min Ingredients: 3/4 cup cubed pineapple 1 grapefruit Directions: Send all the ingredients through a juicer, pour, and go kick your feet up—you deserve it! Need more of a fix? Try my Fancy Pants Grapefruit:    

Blood Orange & Grapefruit Superstar

One of my favorite cocktails—back when I could actually drink one and NOT be up until the wee hours of a the morning as a result—was the greyhound. Second only to a strong margarita on the rocks (with salt!), the pairing of grapefruit juice and gin was pure happy to me. So simple! SO GOOD. So, the grapefruit in this drink is a nod to that old “friend,” the blood orange is me taking advantage of my obsession this month with that beautiful citrus, and the starfruit garnish makes it a strong contender for any Oscar party at the end of February. A nominee for best drink at an Oscar party, if you will. Hope you like this one—and please, add a shot of gin for me! M Blood Orange-Grapefruit Superstar Ready in: 10 min  Yields: 6 drinks Ingredients: 4 pink grapefruit 4 blood oranges 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 starfruit Mixer of your choice Juice to mixer ratios: Champagne (1:1) Soda water  (2:1) Ginger beer or ale (3:1) Gin (your call!) Directions: Juice grapefruit …