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Sparkling Citrus Spritzers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 6

These breakfast spritzers, made with a mixture of grapefruit and orange juices, get an extra burst of flavor from a sprinkling of lime juice just before sparkling mineral water is added.


  • 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 12 to 18 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 cups sparkling mineral water, chilled
  • Citrus slices, quartered, for garnish
  • Sugar, to taste


In a large pitcher, combine the grapefruit and orange juices. Add 2 or 3 ice cubes to each of 6 tall glasses. Stir the lime juice into the juice mixture and divide evenly among the glasses. Fill the glasses with the sparkling mineral water and garnish with citrus slices. Let guests add sugar to taste. Serves 6.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma, Christmas Entertaining, by Georgeanne Brennan (Simon & Schuster, 2005).