Grapefruit Juice Recipe

Published on August 14th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on March 4th 2024
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Grapefruit Juice with fresh grapefruit on the side

Grapefruit is a subtropical citrus hybrid between the sweet orange and shaddock. The fruit is said to have been introduced to the Caribbean from Asia in the 17th century. However, the unexpected citrus crossbreed was said to have originated in Barbados, gifting us with the distinct sweet, sour taste we have come to know and love. Grapefruits are an excellent source of vitamin C and have been promoted as an aid for weight loss. This juice recipe is a great way to enjoy grapefruit as a refreshing drink—another citrus must-try Fresh Lime Juice Recipe.

How do you make grapefruit juice taste better?

You can make grapefruit juice taste better by adding sweeteners such as white sugar, agave, honey, or syrup. You can also add fruits. Alternatively, you can add salt as salt neutralizes the bitterness, so your grapefruit juice tastes sweeter. 

Does grapefruit burn belly fat?

Eating grapefruit may help you lose weight. A 12-week study found that participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost an average of 3.6 pounds, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice with each meal lost an average of 3.3 pounds - without making any other changes in their diet or exercise.

What happens if you drink too much grapefruit juice?

Drinking too much grapefruit juice can lead to diarrhea, cramps and nausea. 

Is homemade grapefruit juice healthy?

Yes, homemade grapefruit juice is quite healthy. It contains immune-boosting Vitamins A and C and potassium, which is vital for healthy blood pressure.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 mins
Total Time
21 mins
Serves
4 persons

Ingredients

Juice
  • 6 whole Grapefruit

  • 1/4 teaspoon Angostura Aromatic Bitters

  • 500 ml Water

Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 cups Sugar

  • 100 ml Water

  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

Simple Syrup

Using a saucepan, place the sugar, salt, and water on medium to high heat and stir until they are completely dissolved.

Remove from the heat and cool before pouring into a clean jar or bottle with a cover.

Use as a sweetener for drinks. 

Juice

Cut the Grapefruits in half and use a citrus juicer or reamer to extract the juice by twisting and wringing the fruit.

Place the extracted juice into a jug or pitcher, adding the water and bitters, then stirring to combine. 

Add some simple syrup to the juice to your taste preference.

Serve chilled or with ice and enjoy.

Rachael Ottier Hart
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Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart