Thursday, July 18, 2013

made at home: grapefruit lemonade (with a hint of vanilla)

Grapefruit Lemonade (with a hint of vanilla) 

  • 2 grapefruits freshly squeezed
  • 4 lemons freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup of vanilla simple syrup* (original simple syrup can be substituted as well here) 
  • 3 cups of cold water

   Juice all of the fruits into separate cups, then strain for any pieces of fruit or seeds. Combine, into a medium-sized pitcher, the juice of the fruits and the vanilla simple syrup. Then add the cold water and stir until combined together. Serve over ice and refrigerate. 

*Bring 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water into a boil on the stove top. Split the vanilla bean (only one or two will be needed for a slight vanilla taste) into halves and place in the mixture. Let the mixture cool until room temperature and place into the fridge for at least 5 hours. 

   Alright friends, I promise this is my last lemonade recipe for this summer (I have had quite a few, haven't I?! here and here.), but I couldn't help but to share this favorite combination I gathered up. The thought of flavoring my simple syrup with vanilla, adding grapefruit to the mixture, and creating a sweet and tart summer drink was a thought that I was not sure how it would turn out. This drink is the perfect amount those two factors and I couldn't be happier with wrapping up my lemonade series with this recipe. I hope you have enjoyed my lemonade summer sharings, and I would love to hear what kinds of lemonades you have created this summer as well! 


  1. That looks delicious!
    Also I love your check skirt.

  2. you always make THE most interesting & easy recipes. point number 47 why i love your blog.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  3. your brooch is the cuttest <3
    and the lemonade must be delicious <3

  4. Oh my goodness I must try this one immediately :) heh. Great photos to go with!

    <3 Megan

  5. ^ Me too, it looks delicious :)
    Oh, and thank you for discovering me Jodi Pops, she is so cute :)
    Have a nice weekend :*

  6. I don't think I could get enough of your lemonade recipes! & I am a fan of anything with vanilla. :)

  7. Love this twist on lemonade!! Can't wait to give it a try!

  8. Looks absolutely delicious, will be trying it.



  9. WOW, this looks and sounds so delicious and refreshing!! will be sure to give it a go, thanks so much for sharing :)!


  10. Such a great idea! Definitely going to try this recipe, simple but sounds delicious. Grapefruit, why have I never thought of that.

  11. looks summery and delicious!


thank you for leaving a message! i always love reading your comments. i will try my best to answer any questions asked, but feel free to contact me via email ( for inquiries or more questions/comments. have a great day!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...