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Cinnamon Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

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I have a feeling that the majority of people are going to pass this recipe by because of the odd pairing of cinnamon and grapefruit but it is a match made in heaven. Cinnamon has a sweet earthy element that makes the grapefruit taste more sweet than tart. I tried this pairing on my grapefruit at breakfast and I no longer use sugar to top my grapefruit…just cinnamon!

I have also made this drink non-alcoholic because my digestive system does not metabolize alcohol well. I often feel left out during festivities because I cannot partake in alcoholic beverages but this drink makes me feel part of the celebration.

If you would like to add alcohol to this cocktail my husband recommends a shot of tequila. Or, if you would like to add a smoky element to the flavors a shot of mezcal. If you have another pairing that you have tried let me know in the comments!

Cinnamon Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

Try this unexpected pairing of grapefruit and cinnamon in a tasty non-alcoholic cocktail.
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Equipment

  • large pitcher
  • cutting board
  • Chef's Knife

Ingredients

  • 2 grapefruit 1 juiced and 1 sliced
  • 2 cans of non-alcoholic ginger beer
  • 1 L sparkling water
  • 3 – 4 cups ice

Cinnamon Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cane sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • dash of cinnamon powder

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, heat sugar and water until dissolved
    Cinnamon Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Cocktail
  • Add cinnamon stick and powder to the simple syrup mixture and let sit for 15 minutes
  • Remove cinnamon stick and transfer syrup to an airtight container until ready to use
    Cinnamon Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Cocktail
  • Add sliced and juiced grapefruit, ginger beer, cinnamon simple syrup and sparkling water to a jug or punch bowl with ice
  • Garnish with grapefruit slices and a cinnamon stick
    Cinnamon Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

Notes

If you would like to add alcohol to this cocktail I would recommend tequila and if you want to add a smoky element to the drink try mezcal.
Course: Cocktail, Drinks, Non-Alcoholic Cocktail
Cuisine: American, Plant-based
Keyword: Bevarage, Beverages, cocktail, Easy Recipe, holiday recipe, non-alcoholic cocktail, vegan

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and tag @anothervegan.foodblog on Instagram and hashtag it #anothervegan.foodblog.

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