Ruby Red Grapefruit Gives Valentine Desserts and Drinks a Fun Twist
This Valentine's Day do something different and surprise your valentine with treats and drinks made with real Ruby Red grapefruit and grapefruit juice. The lovely color of Ruby Red grapefruit and the slightly sweet taste are perfect for Valentine's Day. The refreshing taste of the fruit is a great balance to heavy chocolates, pastries and other treats that are commonly served on this decadent holiday. Grapefruit and citrus desserts are also ideal for people with medical conditions like diabetes who need to watch their sugar intake. If you are looking for some unique desserts and drinks that your valentine will love look no further than these:
Grapefruit Cream Chiller – This luscious drink can be served as dessert or as a cocktail. Just mix some Amarula liquor with some freshly squeezed Ruby Red grapefruit juice, a citrus flavored vodka, and lychee juice. Garnish with candied grapefruit peel and lychee fruit. Exotic, decadent, and a beautiful pink color your valentine will love this unique cocktail. It's a perfect signature cocktail for Valentine's Day weddings because it's unique, refreshing, and pink.
Blushing Lady – This cocktail can also be made into a lovely sorbet that can be served as dessert. Top some chocolate cake with Blushing Lady sorbet to make a wildly decadent and delicious Valentine's Day dessert. To make a Blushing Lady combine pomegranate liquor with fresh Ruby Red grapefruit juice, vodka, and a touch of lemon. Use some rock sugar to rim the glass before service, or add sugar to the mixture to make a sorbet. Blushing Lady sorbet also makes a lovely dip for high end chocolates because the fruit flavors combined with the melting chocolate are a delicious combination. If you want to really impress your valentine make this.
Chocolate Grapefruit Cookies – If you want to make a dessert that your whole family can enjoy, or if you're making a Valentine's Day dessert for your child's school class, these cookies can't be beat. Prepare a simple chocolate cookie dough the way you normally would, but substitute Ruby Red grapefruit juice for the water portion of the batter and add several tablespoons of grapefruit zest, along with a touch of orange zest and a little Star Anise to the batter. Bake as usual, but be very careful not to overbake. The citrus flavors of the grapefruit and the orange combined with the light licorice taste of the Star Anise will really bring out the flavor of the chocolate.