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Blood Orange, Grapefruit and Lime Spritzer with Mint

March 2, 2014

grapefruit, orange, lime spritzers

When you live in a city that closes on a Sunday and you want to cook something spontaneous it can be BUT when you casually walk down your street and see that the Turkish supermarket is actually open… it can put a little skip in your step. So as it was a sunny day, I grabbed some blood oranges, grapefruit and limes. Then a touch of mint and some sparkling water. And made these.

blood orange spritzers

Also I wanted to promote the South African supper club at Cafe Futuro in Neukoln which is taking place on Wednesday. 10 euros for a three course meal – super exciting. If you are around, check it out.

I went to my new favourite cafe on Saturday. It’s called Katie´s Blue Cat and they have such amazing coffee and cakes. They even sell golden syrup. And it’s right by Maybachufer on Friedelstrasse… you can people watch on the terasse and warm your face in the sun while eating their fabulous pumpkin and cream cheese whoopie pies. As far as whoopie pies go.. they are outrageously good.

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Blood Orange, Grapefruit and Lime Spritzer with Mint


  1. 3 blood oranges
  2. 1 grapefruit
  3. 1 lime
  4. 1 tsp white caster sugar
  5. 1 tsp light brown sugar
  6. mint leaves
  7. 500ml fizzy water
  8. ice


  1. 1. Squeeze the juice out of the grapefruit, oranges and lime into a glass or bowl
  2. 2. Strain the juice to get rid of seeds
  3. 3. Mix the sugar into the juice until fully dissolved
  4. 4. Add ice to two glasses and then split the juice between the two glasses
  5. 5. Add some mint leaves and then finally pour in the fizzy water.


I also wanted to take part in this month’s 2flowergirls which is on Anemones. If you don’t know what it is check here.

Sorry about the dirty window… I tried to clean it.. which resulted in these smudges! haha.

2flowergirls anemones


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  • Reply Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe March 3, 2014 at 1:00 am

    What a gorgeous cocktail!

    • Reply Trisha March 3, 2014 at 7:13 am

      Thanks Amanda. It’s alcohol free, but you can add a bit of gin or vodka for a real cocktails. x

  • Reply Elodie (madame love) March 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Dear Trishia,
    I am so glad to have you as a flower girl now! We will be announcing the flower for March soon. Please feel free to upload your link on my blog.
    Have a great day

    • Reply Trisha March 4, 2014 at 7:32 am

      Hi Elodie. Thanks for stopping by. So excited to see the march flower x

  • Reply Joanne March 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Those spritzers are beautiful! Just staring at all the lovely citrus that went into them makes me so happy.

    • Reply Trisha March 4, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      I love the colours of citrus fruits too! x

  • Reply glomerylane March 4, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I’m so happy you found the 2Flowergirls and joined us, dear Trisha! I really love the colours of your anemones and your photo!! ♥ Inga

    • Reply Trisha March 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      me too!! such a cool campaign Inga 🙂

  • Reply Kiran @ March 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Oh so refreshing!! I love citrus spritzers!

    • Reply Trisha March 5, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks Kiran! x

  • Reply Kelly March 6, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    What a gorgeous and refreshing cocktail! Love the bright and pretty colors – it looks delicious 🙂

    • Reply Trisha March 6, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      thanks! yeah I felt like I wanted to take some colourful food photos for a change x

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  • Reply Dearna @tohercore March 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Yummm! This sounds divine 🙂 Love the combination of flavours here, will have to try it out.

  • Reply cynthia March 14, 2014 at 3:32 am

    These photos are absolutely stunning! And what a perfect cocktail for the winter months. It sounds incredibly refreshing.

    • Reply Trisha March 14, 2014 at 7:16 am

      thanks cynthia! xx

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