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Citrusade with Lemon, Lime, and Grapefruit

Yield 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
For a sweeter beverage, use 3/4 cup sugar. Fresh citrus slices and mint sprigs add visual appeal to a glass or pitcher of this thirst-quenching drink.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice (about 3 grapefruit)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 2 1/2 cups ice water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 5 lemon slices (optional)
  • 5 lime slices (optional)
  • 5 mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.3 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 4 mg
  • calcium 11 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 3/4 cup water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Cool. Stir in grapefruit juice, lemon rind, lemon juice, 2 1/2 cups ice water, and lime juice. Garnish with lemon slices, lime slices, and mint sprigs, if desired.