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Monday, December 14, 2009

Grapefruit Slush

This wonderful little appetizing drink has been a family tradition for both Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings for as long as I can remember. If you like grapefruit you are sure to like this beverage. This recipe is one handed down from my maternal grandmother. I look forward to the holiday season so I can make and drink this. Over the years I have altered the recipe just playing around. I have tried it with Mandarin oranges-which doesn't work all that well for some reason it doesn't set up. If you like the Mandarin orange idea I have gotten it to work and look good by using the white grapefruit and adding it were the maraschino cherries would be--like a garnish piece. I have found my favorite to be pink grapefruit with the cherries and 1 cup less sugar {who needs it anyway?!;-)}

Original Grapefruit Slush-Rula Bartholomew recipe.
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 cans grapefruit with juices
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Maraschino Cherries (optional)

Beat grapefruit, and then add other ingredients. (Remember to remove any grapefruit seeds). Pour into a large freezer safe container. Drop in Cherries throughout the container and freeze. When ready to serve cut into pieces and serve with sprite or 7-up.

Jill's lighter Version
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
2 cans Pink Grapefruit with juices
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Maraschino Cherries or Mandarin Oranges (optional)

Heat sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Pour into a freezer safe container--we have always preferred a shallow dish with a lid (9x 13 size Tupperware because it is easier to cut and serve when frozen solid.)

Serve with 7-up, sprite, or our favorite Fresca-keeps the grapefruit flavor strong!

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