Brûléed grapefruit adds an extra dimension of flavor to classic mojitos. Caramelized brown sugar adds subtle toasty notes to these refreshing cocktails!

Broiled Grapefruit Mojitos Recipe

I’ve had a major case of wanderlust lately. I thought it would die down when the nice weather finally arrived, but it only seems to have gotten worse. I spent way too much time pricing trips to Miami earlier this week, and even longer trying to convince myself that flying down for a weekend isn’t a totally ridiculous idea. A long weekend might be in the cards soon (I found some amazing deals) but for now, I decided to bring a little Miami flavor to New York, in the form of these brûléed  grapefruit mojitos. They’re minty, refreshing, and slightly sweet.

They’re also perfect for Brunch Week – because what is brunch besides an excuse for day drinking? Brunch Week definitely wouldn’t be complete without a cocktail!  (If you haven’t already checked out the massive giveaway that our Brunch Week hosts, Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca, lined up do it now since it ends tomorrow!)

Broiled Grapefruit Mojitos Recipe

I love classic mojitos, but this grapefruit version is a great way to change things up. The grapefruit adds an extra layer of unexpected citrus flavor to the drinks and makes them a gorgeous pale pink color, too! Broiling the grapefruit with a little brown sugar make these juice extra sweet and adds a hint toasty caramel flavor. Since the juice is sweetened, it also means you don’t need to mess around with simple syrup and you won’t have gritty sugar granules in your cocktail.

This is a great drink for parties, since you can muddle the juices together with the mint and rum beforehand. Make a pitcher full, then pour it over ice and top with club soda to order. You can also leave out the rum for a delicious and refreshing mocktail.

Broiled Grapefruit Mojitos Recipe

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Brûléed Grapefruit Mojitos (#BrunchWeek)

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 ruby red grapefruit
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 limes
  • 16 mint leaves
  • 3/4 cup white rum
  • ice
  • club soda


  1. Heat the broiler on high. Line a broiler pan with heavy duty foil. Cut the grapefruit in half and arrange on the pan, cut-side up. Sprinkle with brown sugar; broil for 4-5 minutes, until the sugar begins to caramelize. Remove from broiler and let cool.
  2. Juice the grapefruit and limes, discarding any seeds. Cut the lime rind into 6 wedges. Add the lime wedges and mint to the juice; muddle slightly. Serve over ice and top off with club soda.

Take a look at what the #BrunchWeek Bloggers made today!

BrunchWeek Beverages:

Mango Swirled Coconut Margarita from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Grapefruit Basil Mojito from Healthy Delicious

Strawberry Orange Blossom Sparkler from Baking a Moment

BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:

Bacon and Egg Sandwiches on Cheddar Biscuits from Sew You Think You Can Cook

BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries:

Lemon Blueberry Crepes from Love and Confections

Java Jolt Overnight Oats from Take A Bite Out Of Boca

Hagelslag-Covered Bread from Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Stuffed Aebleskiver from greens & chocolate

Baked French Toast Boats from The Spiffy Cookie

Oat Pear Mini Muffins from Hip Foodie Mom

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks from Making Miracles

Cheddar Pear Proscuitto Pull-Apart Bread from It Bakes Me Happy

Alpine Cheese Grisini from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal from The Suburban Soapbox

BrunchWeek Main Dishes:

Bacon Cheddar Hashbrown Pancake from Pink Cake Plate

Huevos Rancheros Burgers from The Redhead Baker

BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides:

Fresh Mint and Orange Blossom Fruit Salad from Sarcastic Cooking

Citrus and Cilantro Carrot Slaw from A Day in the Life on the Farm

BrunchWeek Desserts:

Mini Apple Pear Pies from Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine

Vanilla Yogurt Custard Tartlette with Roasted Grapes from Taste Cook Sip

Strawberry Cake from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Chocolate Chip Walnut Coffee Cake from girlichef

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars from My Catholic Kitchen

Disclosure: A a participant in #Brunchweek, I received product samples from several of the sponsors. All opinions are my own; participating in #Brunchweek does not imply endorsement by Healthy Delicious.