July 29, 2007

Grapefruit Raspberry Sparkler

Note: this recipe was originally posted in July of 2007.  At the time Splenda was the only widely available sweetener for those not wanting to use sugar.  Now, there are many natural sweeteners available and so easy to find/order online!  So use your favorite natural sweetener.

This recipe comes straight from Splenda and ever since I saw it my mouth has been watering. I'm going to make it the way the recipe is written the first time, but since I usually have a Fresca or Squirt style soda on hand (I love grapefruit soda!) I am going to use that next time. It won't be quite as sweet, but that is perfect for me as I don't like things overly sweet. This would explain (again) why I choose vegetables over dessert or candy. LOL.

Grapefruit Raspberry Sparkler

1 cup fresh raspberries or unsweetened frozen raspberries, thawed
1 1/4 cups grapefruit juice
3 tablespoons natural sweetener or 5 Splenda packets
1 1/3 cups diet lemon-lime soda

Process raspberries, grapefruit juice, and sweetener in a blender until smooth. Press mixture through a sieve into a pitcher; discard solids.
FILL 4 tall glasses with ice and pour about 1/2 cup of the raspberry mixture into each one. Add 1/3 cup of the soda to each glass. Serve immediately.

Update in 2019:  Natural Sweeteners can be found locally or on Amazon.

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