Isn’t it wonderful that the coldest months of winter bring us citrus fruits that are ripe and ready for us to enjoy?  

These jewels of the fruit world are packed with nutrients that are good for the body at a time when we need them most. Vitamin C is citrus fruits’ biggest claim to fame, but they also pack a punch as they are loaded with antioxidants, flavonoids, B vitamins, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and copper.  

They are a good source of fibre, they strengthen the immune system, help keep skin smooth and elastic, and have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the body. All that and they taste like a burst of sunshine on a cold winters day. This recipe is easy and packed with citrus flavours. 

Rosemary Grapefruit Spritzer


1 cup (250 mL) water

¼ cup sugar

½ sprig fresh rosemary

2-3 large grapefruits

3¼ cups (780 mL) spritz of choice (tonic water, San Pellegrino, champagne)


  1. In a small pot over medium high heat, add water, sugar and rosemary.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer 15 minutes to make a syrup. Let cool (can store up to 1 week in the fridge).
  3. Squeeze grapefruits for juice.
  4. Divide rosemary syrup, squeezed grapefruit juice and spritzer into 4 large glasses.
  5. Stir, top with ice, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

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