A popular flavour in Italian beverages, grapefruit has an uplifting bitter citrus flavour.
Originally called the ‘forbidden fruit’, the grapefruit tree is a citrus tree – a hybrid of the pomelo and sweet orange - first grown in Barbados in the 18th century.
The flesh of the grapefruit varies in hue from white to soft pink to ruby red with the flavour varying relatively to the colour and variety from acidic and sour to sweet and tart.
Grapefruit works well in both savoury and sweet salads combined with ingredients such as coriander, chilli, other citrus fruit, shellfish, and salad leaves. It also makes refreshing mousses, sorbets and jellies.
Revitalise the senses with MONIN Grapefruit syrup and add the refreshing sweet, acidic flavour of sunny white grapefruit to your wine, cocktails and soda coolers.
Cloudy white with yellow notes.
Strong grapefruit and citrus essential oils nose. Refreshing, sweet and acidic taste of grapefruit slightly acidic. Long lasting.
Beverage Innovation Directors tips
One of my favourite uses of MONIN Grapefruit syrup is to mix it with chilled white wine.