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From the River City Kitchen

Grapefruit Mint Spritz 

Raise a glass to all of the father figures in your life with a little extra vitamin C on Father's Day. This refreshing spritz is simple to recreate at home and sure to be a crowd pleaser, all sweltering summer long. 

Prep time: 5 minutes (plus chilling time) 

Cook time: 5 minutes 

Ready in: 10 minutes 

Serving size: 2 drinks


● 1/4 cup honey 

● 1/4 cup water 

● 10 mint leaves, plus extra for garnish 

● 1/2 cup grapefruit juice 

● 1/2 cup prosecco or sparkling wine (optional) 

● Club soda or seltzer water of choice

● Grapefruit slices for garnish 

1. Make a mint simple syrup by combining sugar, water and mint leaves in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to simmer, then strain and chill completely before assembling your cocktails. 

2. Fill 2 glasses with ice. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of mint simple syrup into each glass and fill each with 1/4 cup grapefruit juice. Top off with prosecco (if desired) and a splash of club soda or seltzer. Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh mint.