Grapefruit Pepper Cooler

Whats more relaxing than a tall cool glass of thirst-quenching drink? Nothing! So I am sharing this utterly easy drink that I am have been sipping on all summer long. Apart from that, I am so happy with how the pictures for this recipe came out. I am trying to work on my food photography a bit these days. 


  • 1 cup grapefruit juice 
  • 1 grapefruit, sliced for garnish
  • 2 rosemary sprigs, for garnish 
  • splash of seltzer
  • 2 limes, juiced 

For the Pepper Syrup 

  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 2 tbsp whole peppercorns, use 1 tbsp if you want the syrup less peppery 


  1. To make syrup – heat water in a pot and add sugar and peppercorns to it, boil till reduced by half. Cool down and set aside
  2. To make drink – add ice, 1/2 cup grapefruit juice, 1 tbsp pepper syrup and 1 tbsp lime juice to a shaker and shake vigorously for 2 mins. (add alcohol at this point if you want to make it into a cocktail). 
  3. Add to a glass with ice, top off with seltzer and garnish with grapefruit slice and rosemary sprig. 

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