Fruity Thirst Quench

Grapefruit Cooler
Yield: 12 cups
9 cups (2 1/4 quarts) fresh red grapefruit juice (from about 6 grapefruits)
3 cups seltzer or club soda

Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

In a pitcher half-filled with ice cubes,
stir together juice and seltzer or soda
and garnish with mint.

Plum Limeade

Yield: Serves 6
Adding rum or vodka to this plum limeade makes a delicious cocktail.
With or without alcohol, the limeade should be served immediately,
since it will quickly darken if left standing.

1 lime, cut into 6 wedges and seeded
1 lb ripe red or black plums, quartered and pitted
1 1/2 cups crushed ice
1 cup cold water
2/3 cup superfine granulated sugar

Garnish: plum and lime slices and fresh mint sprigs

Blend lime wedges (including peel) in a blender on high speed 10 seconds.
Add plums, ice, water, and sugar and blend until plums are puréed, about 15 seconds.
Pour through a very fine sieve into a pitcher, pressing on solids.
Stir limeade and serve immediately over ice.



Recipe's courtesy of Epicurious