Cocktail Time – Limoncello Grapefruit Punch

by Aleah and Nick

Hello! We’re in full-on spring mode at Valley & Co. mixing up cocktails, sampling springtime menus, and knee-deep in planning festive and creative details for our upcoming client events. Did we mention mixing up cocktails?

We’re lucky ducks as a big part of our job is taste-testing food and drinks {and cake!} for our parties we plan. Serving up fresh and seasonal cocktails that appease the senses is something that’s appreciated by guests at wedding and parties, so taking steps to serve creative flavors that meld well is important to creating that perfect bar. Our Limoncello and Grapefruit Punch is a cocktail we developed for Celebrations at Home, with spring in mind. It’s super refreshing and quite pretty, if we say so ourselves. Enjoy!

limoncello and grapefruit punch

Limoncello Grapefruit Cocktail

Fixings:

limoncello

grapefruit juice

vodka

mint

lemon

sparkling water

ice

METHOD:

Muddle a few leaves of mint in the bottom of a lowball glass. Add ice, 1/2 oz. limoncello and 1/2 oz. vodka. Top with grapefruit juice and sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a sprig of mint.

limoncello grapefruit punch

This is such a festive and pretty cocktail that can be made mocktail-style, too. Just replace the limoncello with lemon juice, and the vodka with more sparkling water. Fizziness at its best!

limoncello grapefruit punch

One of our biggest party planning cocktail tips is key: make up batches of cocktails in pitchers so when guests arrive, serving is a snap. Place chilled pitchers of cocktails and let guests adorn their glasses with lemon wedges and mint and play mixologist to an extent.

limoncello grapefruit punch

Photos and recipe: Valley & Co.

What are your favorite springtime flavors that refresh the palette? Are you a fan of mixing up cocktails in batches for entertaining?

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About Aleah and Nick

Aleah and Nick are the husband and wife wedding and party planning duo™ since 2003. Throwing incredible celebrations is their way of life, and they pen an entertaining column for San Diego Magazine as well as their two blogs, Valley & Co. Weddings, and Lifestyle. The Valleys have been featured in countless print and online publications like BRIDES Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom Magazine, RUE Magazine, Style Me Pretty, and many more. Aleah & Nick's favorite moment at their events is seeing the culmination of a dream come to life and their clients and guests are all in the moment enjoying it.

Comments

  1. This looks delicious and perfect for a big Italian Christening party we’re having next month! Thanks!

  2. This looks so refreshing. Thanks for providing a non alcoholic version.

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