Ready for Easter brunch? Or Sunday brunch, or just a beautiful spring morning, as the case may be. Anyone can add some OJ to their Cliffton- the key is switching it up and keeping everything FRESH. Adding Grapefruit juice will benefit you in more ways than just improving taste.
Grapefruit’s have about 128% of your daily-recommended vitamin C intake. Therefore, it’ll support your immune system in helping to fight any colds or influenza that comes with the changing of the seasons. Vitamin C protects your cells from the aging process — the ascorbic acid neutralizes free radicals, which are toxic chemicals that accelerate aging and can cause sickness or disease. (1).
Grapefruits are also rich in nootkatone- a very rare and important compound. Nootkatone improves energy metabolism in the body through AMPK activation. This results in higher endurance and boosted energy, a reduction in the chances of developing diabetes, and increased weight loss (2). Multiple studies, including one published in Journal of Medicinal Food, have proven the significant benefits that even half a grapefruit can have to weight loss by improving insulin resistance (3).
The biggest draw to incorporating invigorating grapefruit into your regularly scheduled OJ+bubbly mimosa, should be the lightness that compliments the Cliffton Dry so well. Since grapefruit juice is lighter than other fruit juices, it acts quickly on indigestion in easing the heat and irritation caused in the stomach (4). Cliffton Dry is made from fresh apples making it also rich in antioxidants and low in sugar. The balance between these two means you’re avoiding the traditional brain fog of heavier drinks. Spring is a time to have a clear head, happy buzz, and a great time.
It’s your typical mimosa proportions, as much Cliffton as you see fit, grapefruit juice, and top it off with an orange slice that you’ve thoroughly squeezed. It’s easy, clean, and fresh to match the sparkling Cliffton you’ve paired with it.
1 part Cliffton Dry
1 part Grapefruit Juice
1 orange slice, squeezed