Citrus Sipper  -  Cold Beverage - Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic

Table of Contents: BEVERAGES


1 cup orange juice (not from concentrate)

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 cup Ruby Red grapefruit juice

½ cup light or dark rum (optional)

¼ cup confectioners’ sugar

Finely cracked ice






Pour all ingredients into an electric blender and blend until frothy.  Pour over finely cracked ice in tall glasses to serve.  Makes 5 cups.


This is one of the most refreshing drinks that I have come across in a long time.  Personally I do not like drinks that are cloyingly sweet.  I want to be refreshed, not drowned in sugar!  OK, I’m off my high-horse now  - so this is very refreshing to sip any time of day as a non-

alcoholic drink.  It is a fantastic change from morning orange juice or grapefruit juice.  I like to keep it made up in the refrigerator to pour over ice, whenever.  It is a perfect drink for kids to enjoy when served without alcohol.

Now when the cocktail hour arrives, the Citrus Sipper made with my favorite, Myer’s Dark Rum, is perfect.  Sorry, no more for the kiddies at this point.

Use other rums if you prefer.  You can double the recipe, if your blender has the capacity to blend that much liquid.  Or, you can make it in a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to use the blender.   Just enjoy!


The lovely crystal stemware in the photo is wedding crystal given to my parents in 1937.  We are still enjoying this crystal 75 years later and toasted them on their April 14 Anniversary.  I am so very proud to say that they had a wonderful, very loving marriage.  My brother, Tommy Sparks, my sister, Scotty Sparks; and I were fortunate to have them as parents and all of us miss them!


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