Happy VVP Saturday, beautiful soul!

If you’ve been around these digs for a while now, you’ll remember how much fun we had at the previous Virtual Vegan Potluck parties with Raw Red Velvet Cake Ice-Cream, Beetroot & Vegan ‘Goat Cheese’ Tarts and Pickled Beet Mini Tacos:

Raw Red Velvet Cake Ice-Cream

Pickled Beetroot Mini Taco

Beetroot & Vegan Goat Cheese Tarts



Well it’s BACK, baby, bigger and better than ever!

More than 85 food bloggers worldwide have teamed up to bring you an incredible smörgåsbord of vegan dishes to delight and inspire you!  Click on the buttons below to follow the drool-worthy trail around the world.

A huge thank you to An Unrefined Vegan, Canned Time and Bunny Kitchen for hosting this amazing, global party once again.

Lately I’ve been mixing up a storm of delicious, alcohol-and-sugar-free elixir recipes for Sexy Sobriety, so I thought why not bring some to the VVP Party as well!

The first time I made this drink, my grapefruit was a lovely pink colour inside. This time around, my magical grapefruit was a light-orange colour. The result was a lot sweeter, but both versions were delicious.

My point? Any grapefruit in a storm should do it. The sweetness of fresh basil tones down the grapefruit’s bitterness and together they produce a sophisticated, flavour sensation.

Best of all? It’s super healthy, a cinch to make, and will thoroughly impress your guests.

Happy holidays!
Basil Grapefruit Elixir - sugar & alcohol-free

Basil Grapefruit Elixir

Rebecca Weller - Vegan Sparkles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves firmly packed
  • Sparkling mineral/soda water
  • Ice cubes


  • Using a mortar and pestle (or similar tool), muddle grapefruit juice and basil leaves until well crushed.
  • Using a small strainer, strain juice into two glasses.
  • Add ice, and top up each glass with sparkling mineral water.
  • Enjoy!

And now that you’re suitably refreshed, it’s on to the rest of the VVP party! Click the buttons below to follow this celebration around the globe.

Have fun!  

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16 Comments on Basil Grapefruit Elixir

  1. An Unrefined Vegan
    December 13, 2014 at 12:46 pm (10 years ago)

    Basil and grapefruit?! YES! Thank you, dear Bex, for sharing at the Potluck!

  2. Teresa@sweetveg
    December 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm (10 years ago)

    These look super yummy! You are making me thirsty for summer, too. 🙂

  3. Poppy
    December 13, 2014 at 8:51 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks incredible Bex! I adore basil in drinks, and with grapefruit, what a refreshing combination! Happy VVP xo

  4. fittingintovegan
    December 13, 2014 at 9:15 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow, what a combo – gonna have to try this!

  5. Cadry's Kitchen
    December 13, 2014 at 11:04 pm (10 years ago)

    That sounds very refreshing! With the fresh basil, it would be a little taste of summer. 🙂

  6. Nicole @ Fitful Focus
    December 13, 2014 at 11:21 pm (10 years ago)

    Yum!! This looks so fresh and delicious, but my favorite part is that it’s so easy to make!

  7. Shannon Y-I-V
    December 14, 2014 at 12:05 am (10 years ago)

    I seriously wish that it was summer here right now. This would be so refreshing for relaxing in the sunshine next to the BBQ. Happy VVP!

  8. Somer McCowan
    December 14, 2014 at 12:43 am (10 years ago)

    You always have the very best ideas! This looks positively refreshing! I love that it’s one of the few alcohol free beverages! Especially since I don’t imbibe!

  9. ramsonsandbramble
    December 14, 2014 at 2:05 am (10 years ago)

    Some of my favourite ingredients – sounds great!

  10. acookinthemaking
    December 14, 2014 at 3:02 am (10 years ago)

    Ohh I may have to make this TODAY.

  11. Becky
    December 15, 2014 at 5:45 am (10 years ago)

    These looks so refreshing! I love grapefruit and basil together. Happy belated VVP!

  12. Bianca
    December 16, 2014 at 2:59 am (10 years ago)

    ohhh…the color….pretty!!! I have to try this.

  13. Lovlie
    December 18, 2014 at 6:43 am (10 years ago)

    I love the basil addition! Sounds so tantalising with the grapefruit.

  14. Keren
    December 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm (10 years ago)

    What a brilliant combo! Who would’ve thought, basil and grapefruit…. yum!

  15. Keely @ Gormandize
    December 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm (9 years ago)

    With all the craziness going on I’ve only just had a chance to sit down and go through the potluck properly! This looks so lovely and fresh, and just perfect for a hot summer day 🙂

    Thanks for bringing it to the potluck and thanks for helping the beverages section go so smoothly by getting all your scheduling and links in perfectly 🙂