Drinks, Mocktails

Citrus Mint Winter Mocktail

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Whether you are participating in Dry January, Damp January, or you prefer Mocktails year-around, I am sure that this Citrus Mint Winter Mocktail will quickly become one of your favorites.

I initially made this for New Year’s Eve and I’ve probably made it 10+ times since then. I’ve served it to all of our friends and family and nobody can believe it only has 3 ingredients in it. I hope you love this super simple Winter Mocktail recipe as much as we all have!

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This has to be my favorite mocktail of all time. The tartness of the in-season grapefruit during Winter, combined with the freshness of the mint from the crisp sparkling water creates the perfect citrus Winter Mocktail that will take you under 2 minutes to put together.


Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice- I have tried so many bottles grapefruit juices and as much as I wanted one to work, none even come close to fresh squeezed, especially since this is the star flavor of this mocktail.

Mint Sparkling Water- I like either the Cucumber Mint Sparking water from Target, or the Watermelon Mint Sparking Water from Amazon.

Maple Syrup- I prefer maple syrup as the sweetener in all of my mocktails. It mixes so much easier than honey does and gives more depth in flavor than a simple syrup does. Maple syrup also has some potential health benefits over sugar. You can read about them here if you’re interested!

Ice- I love crushed ice, but any ice will work for this one!

How to make the perfect Winter Mocktail

Step 1

In a shaker, combine 4 oz fresh grapefruit juice with 1-2 oz maple syrup and ice. Shake well and pour over a cup of ice.

Step 2

Top with the Mint flavored sparkling water of your choice. I usually use roughly 2 oz.

Step 3

Garnish as you’d like and enjoy your fresh Citrus Winter Mocktail!

Winter Mocktail Recipe

Recipe by Madison Hanson
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks, MocktailsCuisine: American, CocktailDifficulty: Very Easy


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This is my all time favorite mocktail and it is perfect for Winter with grapefruits being in season!

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  • 4 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

  • 1-2 oz Maple Syrup

  • 2-4 oz Sparkling Mint Water

  • Ice


  • In a shaker with ice, combine the grapefruit juice and maple syrup and shake well.
  • Pour over a glass of ice and top with sparkling mint water.
  • Enjoy your fresh Citrus Mint Winter Mocktail!

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