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Grapefruit Sparkle


Boy with glass of grapefruit sparkle

Grapefruit Sparkle

If you’ve ever eaten a Creamsicle, then you know that orange tastes great with vanilla. And it turns out that grapefruit does too! This is a light, refreshing drink that tames grapefruit’s bitter edge.
By Adam Ried
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 Servings

kitchen gear

  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Pitcher
  • Spoon, for stirring
  • 4 glasses


  • 1 1⁄2 cups grapefruit juice
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 2 1⁄2 cups cold seltzer water
  • ice cubes


  • Put the grapefruit juice, vanilla extract, and honey or maple syrup (if using) in the pitcher, and stir until the honey or syrup dissolves.
  • Add the seltzer and stir gently (be careful because it can foam up and overflow).
  • Pour into the glasses, add ice cubes, and serve right away.
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