Citrusade with Lemon, Lime, and Grapefruit

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.

Yield: 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 128
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 33g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Calcium: 11mg


  • 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)


  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.
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