23 July 2008

Cranberry Grapefruit Sparkler


I love Sobe Diet Lean, a cranberry grapefruit drink which you can find at the fountain at Panera and Quiznos restaurants. Although it is available in bottles, I have not been able to find it locally, so when I ran across this recipe in the Body + Soul ezine, I thought I'd give it a try. It's not as sweet as Sobe Lean, but it's really good nonetheless.

Cranberry Grapefruit Sparkler

1 cup cranberry juice
1 cup grapefruit juice
1 cup sparkling mineral water
Juice of 1/2 lime

Combine ingredients and pour into 2 glasses. Stir, add ice, and serve. Makes 2 drinks.

Since I'm the only one around here who likes this kind of stuff, I just made up a batch in a pitcher for myself. I don't care for lime, so I left it out. This is a really refreshing drink for a hot summer day.

6 comments:

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

That would be absolutely delicious with vodka. :-)

Maureen said...

OOOOOH! ANYTHING cranberry is for me... thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!! Yums.

Sarah C. said...

Sounds very good and refreshing! I'll have to give that a try. tfs! :)

denali said...

Thought of you last week when I was up in Iowa at the Great Jones County Fair... drinking lemonade :D Yup, you're right, that stuff is wonderful! (Must avoid all things grapefruit, though, because it inhibits the uptake of Synthroid.)

Came home to 103° and a broken A/C (fire ants shorted it out - just another reason to despise the little buggers). My poor cat was panting! Panting AND purring, which is a hilarious combination, let me tell you :)

Janet said...

Jill - I am quite sure you're onto something there! :-)

Maureen and Sarah - you must try this, if you're a fan of cranberry. It's bit tart, but we cranberry fans like it that way!

Denali - Oh, the lemonade is addictive, isn't it? Hope you enjoyed the fair! Sorry about the AC. Poor kitty! Panting kitties are a sorry sight! Oh, dear!

toners said...

This sounds awesome! And I think a little shot of something would work too (or maybe I just had too many poolside drinks this week and need some detox! LOL!)