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Grapefruit Mojitos for Two

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I'm feeling the pretty pink love in the air!

Not even because it's almost Valentine's Day (which I pretend to not care about but definitely do care about ♡) but mostly because these Pretty Pink Grapefruit Mojitos for Two have become a deliciously regular treat in my life lately. And that brings the love.

Last fall when we moved into a neighborhood with neighbors who actually know and enjoy each other, we started this really sweet every-few-weeks tradition with our neighbors two houses down: it's called drink + snack night. And it's not actually called that - I am saying that name out loud for the first time, but in my mind, that's what it's always been called, so there. Now it has a name.

On drink + snack night, we put on coats and hats and boots and make the two-second cold and snowy walk over to our neighbor's house to have chips and salsa, cheese and crackers and fruit, and a specialty drink - all on random Tuesdays or Wednesdays or Thursdays or otherwise lonely winter nights.

And I'm serious, you guys. Surviving winter in Minnesota can be a lonely endeavor.

Grapefruit juice in a jar.
Mint leaves under running water.

The one thing about this drinks + snacks with neighbors tradition is that it reveals my secret: I am not a super experienced specialty drink maker, if you can't tell from the 600+ posts on this blog over the last 5 years of which EXACTLY NONE are drinks.

That's right, friends. Welcome to the first ever Skillful Cook drink recipe.

Simple, classic mojitos seemed like a good place to start for our first featured drinks + snacks with neighbors contribution. I picked up limes and mint, made a simple syrup, and dusted off the cocktail shaker that had previously only been used for iced coffees in the summer - and Bjork consulted the Google Machine: HOW TO MAKE MOJITOS.

Grapefruit juice in a strainer.
Grapefruit Mojito in a glass.

After a few weeks of this being our contribution to drink + snack night, and a few weeks of us “practicing” in between -> we had mojitos mastered! High five.

And then winter got even colder, and we got even braver.

And/or I got obsessed with grapefruits.

So after lots of clunking around in the kitchen, pretending to know anything about drink making and adjusting and sampling and buying eight million grapefruits at the grocery story every week, now our “go-to” drink recipe is this pink and adorable grapefruit mojito and it is most perfect for two people.

It uses honey and limes and mint and of course, OF COURSE, that beautiful pink grapefruit juice that is my ultimate spirit survival food during winter.

Valentine's Day? Love? Pink? Puckery, refreshing, and sweetened with smooth honey? I think this is the one.


Grapefruit Mojitos in a glass.
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Grapefruit Mojitos in a glass with mint leaves.

Grapefruit Mojitos for Two


Grapefruit Mojitos - the perfect recipe for two! Grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey, mint leaves, white rum, and sparkling water. Naturally sweet and pink!


  • 2 large pink grapefruits
  • 2-3 limes
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3-4 ounces white rum
  • a handful of mint leave
  • sparking water


  1. Squeeze the juice out of the grapefruits and limes. Filter through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds and pulp. Stir the honey in with the juices until dissolved (sometimes I give the mixture a few seconds in the microwave to get the honey really incorporated, otherwise it clumps together when you add the ice).
  2. For one drink, vigorously shake the following in a cocktail shaker: a handful of ice, half of the rum, and half of the juice mixture which should be about 2/3 cup of juice, and several torn mint leaves. If you don't have a shaker, use a jar with a tight fitting lid or just stir it all up in a glass.
  3. Pour the drink into the glass with or without the ice (your call! we leave the ice in). Give it all a good stir to get the mint leaves going and top it off with sparking water.


If you want a stronger drink, serve without the ice and/or sparkling water.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: grapefruit mojito, mojito recipe

Grapefruit Mojito for Two

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    Grapefruit is all the rage these days I’m noticing! Loving these beautiful pinky and green topped Grapefruit Mojitos ~ almost as much as I love the idea of indulging with our neighbors! We have awesome neighbors too that we get together with all summer (see, I’m not as weird as you thought!) And they do like me! Yay. They don’t just hide in their house hoping to avoid me. Making these this summer! Or sooner!

    Ok, back to Billy Blanks VHS, yes, I still have a VHS player and love my 80’s workouts!! Have an awesome weekend guys!!! Too bad we’re not neighbors…..and you’re thinking, um, yeah…

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    I’ve always been a massive fan of grapefruit, my mother used to give us them for breakfast when we were little. I also love the idea of drink and snack night! I’ve been thinking of compiling a drinks cart and doing something similar at the moment, looks like you beat me to it! This is for sure on my to do list!

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    This is pure perfection! I love the addition of the honey for the sweetener. Winters in Upstate NY are brutal, too, but this looks like the perfect thing to brighten up the long, dark days. And beautiful photography, as always!

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      We’ve made it with a simple syrup in the past (also delish) but with being refined sugar free I thought I’d swap it for honey this time!

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    Looks so delicious and refreshing! I love the idea of grapefruit and mint together. I don’t drink but I think this would make an amazing virgin cocktail as well. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  5. Skillful Cook Logo

    I’m sure this is absolutely delicious! I love drinks with fresh grapefruit juice in them. You could make a honey simple syrup which solves the problem of the honey getting firm…no need for a microwave. Thanks for sharing a beautiful cocktail.

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    Yum! I’m not usually a big fan of grapefruit, but I feel like I could get on board with these as a special Valentine’s Day treat. Especially because I have a few ounces of white rum and a husband who loves mojitos!

  7. Skillful Cook Logo

    You and your neighbors are the cutest! That sounds like the greatest idea for weathering these winter nights. I love mojitos but never considered a grapefruit one .. I will have to try this out. Well done for your first drink!

  8. Skillful Cook Logo

    Woo hoo – I hope to see more drink recipes on here every now and then! Especially if they are as beautiful and delicious as this.

    I love that you’ve made the recipe for two – because let’s be honest, drinking mojitos alone just isn’t quite as fun, is it?

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

  9. Skillful Cook Logo

    Yum! I’m a serious grapefruit fan and Bjork’s mojitos were a hit, so I can’t wait 😉

  10. Skillful Cook Logo

    Mmmmm grapefruit+alcohol! I’ve added grapefruit to prosecco but this will be new to me. And Grapefruits=Love. I sort of want to shake my child self and say “Grapefruits are awesome and you’re wrong”.

  11. Skillful Cook Logo

    I must admit a good Mojito is probably my favorite cocktail, especially due to one of the essential ingredients: Mint! But I must say I would have never come up with a combination of grapefruit and mint, although the longer I look at your pictures and read your recipe, the more I can actually picture the drink and see it come to life. Honestly, the combination of the sourn taste of the grapefruit, the sweetness of the honey and the freshness of the mint just seem to be made for each other. I’ll definately need to make this cocktail as soon as possible.

  12. Skillful Cook Logo

    Mojitos are hands down my favorite cocktail. I love how a lime wakens my palate. Then there’s grapefruit…super refreshing. We literally just walked in from the grocery store and I’ve got two grapefruits on hand as we speak….and it’s Friday night…and it’s been a stressful week…I think I can already taste it!

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    I love drink and snack night! These look amazing. Mojitos are my fave! I was going to buy some grapefruits at the Farmers Market the other day, but I don’t like eating them plain, now I have a fun way to use them!

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    Mmmmm…..mojitos! I live in that kind of neighborhood too. We have our regular happy hours all year round, it’s really one of the only ways to get through a cold and snowy winter. I love this grapefruit version.