The Sea Breeze Cocktail, Reimagined
The classic Sea Breeze cocktail combines cranberry juice, grapefruit juice and vodka. Until recently we steered clear of grapefruit but in the fall 2018 Monash University Low FODMAP Diet Smartphone App update, they published new findings that grapefruit is low FODMAP in 80 g portions. We decided to put a festive twist on the classic cocktail by making it with sparkling wine.
How Much Grapefruit Is Low FODMAP?
Here is what 80 grams of grapefruit looks like. It’s a generous amount!
As for the cranberry juice, read labels and do not buy any that is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).We prefer unsweetened cranberry juice and sweeten to taste ourselves, using our low FODMAP Simple Syrup.
BTW I used Smirnoff Cranberry flavored Vodka and I have spoken with the manufacturer about their flavorings. In the amounts that we recommend in this recipe, the flavored vodka should be low FODMAP.
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Low FODMAP Sea Breeze Mimosa
Monash has lab tested and approved 80 g of grapefruit per serving as low FODMAP. If you love grapefruit, try our Low FODMAP Sea Breeze Mimosa.
- Small slice of grapefruit
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cranberry juice
- 4 ounces (120 ml) sparkling wine
- 1 teaspoon cranberry vodka, optional
- Simple Syrup, optional
- Hang a slice of grapefruit on your champagne glass. Add cranberry juice to glass, then top with sparkling wine. Add optional cranberry vodka, if using. Taste and add Simple Syrup if you want it sweeter. Serve immediately.
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