Creating Drinks with Grapefruit Peel
Consuming grapefruit peel goes beyond just eating it. For those who desire the benefits of grapefruit peel without having to eat grapefruit, drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit peel, you can create some rather exotic drinks using grapefruit peel. The choices you make are up to you as the creator, but you do want to remember there is no need to use only grapefruit peel; make your drink tastier by combining grapefruit peel with the peels from other citrus fruits as well. You can put the peels through a food processor or blender to give them the consistency you want for your creations.
Instead of just drinking plain grapefruit juice, you can mix grapefruit juice with grapefruit peel and some other citrus fruits as well. If you are averse to the bitter taste of grapefruit and grapefruit peel, use smaller amounts of grapefruit and supplement it with other citrus combinations such as oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, tangelos and anything else of your own choosing. The more fruits you add to your drink, the more exotic it will become. There is no hard and fast rule that says a juice can only contain one or two fruits.
Why would anyone include grapefruit peel in a drink? One of the main reasons is that it's healthy. Grapefruit peel contains pectin which is a cancer-fighting agent and an immune system booster. For some people mixing grapefruit peel into a drink is much easier than attempting to drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit peel. Another reason you may wish to add grapefruit peel to drinks is to give it a different flavor. When you have a party, it can be boring if you serve the same drinks all the time: you wouldn't serve the same menu at every party, so why serve the same drinks?
It can be fun and exciting to work with grapefruit peel and see what you can do with different drinks. As the creator you can try many different things to see what works best, what tastes best and to determine what combination would suit your friends and family. Take time to experiment with different things–make a small amount and ask people to try it before you make a final decision. Do not be afraid to mix different flavors in order to come up with something new and unique. Do be careful with the sugar though–you still want to maintain the healthy properties of the grapefruit peel.