I think the Moscow Mule has had resurgent popularity the last few years. I'm not much of a drinker, but I'd never even heard of one until a few years ago, and now they're everywhere! What's not to like about a spicy, sweet, fizzy, tart drink? It's basically everything I'm looking for in booze. The first time I had a grapefruit mule was in Austin, Texas. My friends Jeff and Joel made them for us to sip on as we boated around the warm water of Lake Travis. I'm not sure why we associate grapefruit and citrus with summer. Perhaps because it's juicy and refreshing. But what they know in Baja Arizona is that the best citrus is available in the winter.
Ever since sipping them in Texas, I've always wanted to recreate a version of this drink myself. This is the perfect use for those giant, pink, winter grapefruits. It's perfect for any winter gathering, with or without the copper mug.
Using fresh grapefruit juice is a must, and I like to use Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Brew because it has clean ingredients (no high-fructose corn syrup). The pomegranate seeds add a bright burst, and a lovely color, but they are definitely optional.
I hope you enjoy this drink, and that it evokes great memories with sweet friends like it does for me. I created this drink for Edible Baja Arizona, so click the link below to get the full recipe, or Pin the image so you can make this later!