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Thirsty Thursday: Grapefruit Honey Mojito

Get your sombrero ready, because it’s about to get festive. This grapefruit honey mojito has it all–it’s equal parts sweet, tart, and refreshing.

Grapefruit Honey Mojito

So, um, this happened the other day. Since Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, I knew I had to share the recipe with you.

This grapefruit honey mojito was inspired by a bottle of grapefruit rum I received a few weeks ago. You know you have a problem when people start gifting you booze.

Grapefruit Honey Mojito

“Oh, hey, I saw this and thought of you.”

Um, thanks?

I’m beginning to wonder whether or not I should seek professional counseling.

First, let me finish telling you about this cocktail.

Grapefruit Honey Mojito

Damn, is this cocktail delicious. It’s fruity and forces your lips do a bit of a pucker. The honey helps balance out the tart grapefruit and the fresh mint livens up the entire drink.

If you can’t find grapefruit rum, you can use white rum or a citrus-flavored rum. Have fun and play around with the flavors a bit.

Grapefruit Honey Mojito

I used a honey simple syrup to sweeten cocktail and give it a nice depth of rich flavor. If you’ve never made honey simple syrup, it’s just equal parts hot water and honey mixed together. Nothing scientific about it. The honey simple syrup can live in your refrigerator for up to a month.

That means mo’ grapefruit mojitos for you!

Grapefruit Honey Mojito

And, um, more is better, right? Now, go get yo’ fiesta on!

Grapefruit Honey Mojito

This refreshing cocktail is equal parts sweet, tart, and refreshing.

Yield: 1 serving

Total Time: 5 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes


  • 1 (1-inch) lime wedge
  • 1/4 cup red grapefruit juice, about 1/2 a grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons honey simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup mint (small handful)
  • 2 ounces rum (white, grapefruit, or citrus)
  • club soda
  • ice


  1. Add lime, grapefruit juice, honey simple syrup, and mint to a shaker. 
  2. Muddle the ingredients until thoroughly crushed.
  3. Add the rum and handful of ice to the shaker and give the mixture a few vigorous shakes. 
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with mint. 
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6 Responses to “Thirsty Thursday: Grapefruit Honey Mojito”

  1. #
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — April 23, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Ha! I certainly wouldn’t turn down the gift of booze! Sounds like the best gift ever. These mojitos are just gorgeous!!! 


  2. #
    Ashley — April 23, 2015 at 7:53 am

    hahaha people gift me food things all the time because they were “thinking of me” – while I definitely appreciate it, it always makes me chuckle a bit!

    And these look amazinggg. Love the sound of the honey and grapefruit together!


  3. #
    Megan @ Pip and Ebby — April 23, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Oh my gosh, I literally just had grapefruit rum for the first time this week! Funny! Now let me go see if there is any left so I can make this gorgeous mojito!


  4. #
    shannon — April 23, 2015 at 9:33 am

    booze gifts? I AM SO IN! I love your drinks, Jennie: you really know your way around the fruity drinks, girl. 


  5. #
    Julia — April 23, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I lovethe fact that grapefruit rum exists about as much as I love Cinco de Mayo. These mojitos must be on my 5 May menu fo sho!  So creative and fresco!


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    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker — April 24, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Boozy gifts are always best so you can make delicious cocktails like this!


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