Mini Cookies with Grapefruit Filling and Grapefruit Lemonade

Mini Cookies with Grapefruit Filling and Grapefruit Lemonade

Kymberly Meady makes Mini Cookies with Grapefruit Filling and Grapefruit Lemonade
Mini Cookies with Grapefruit Filling
Ingredients
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, sectioned
2 Tbsp. grapefruit zest
1 box vanilla wafer cookies

Directions
1. Combine cream cheese, grapefruit sections and zest, then best until smooth and of a spreading consistency.
2. Spread a small spoonful of cream cheese mixture on flat side of one wafer, and top with an additional wafer.
3. For softer cookies, cover and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Rio Star Grapefruit Lemonade 
Makes 12 servings
Ingredients
1 cup sugar
2½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
(14 lemons)
2 cups freshly squeezed Texas Rio Star Grapefruit juice
(3 large grapefruit)
1 grapefruit cut into thin round halves for garnish

Directions
Prepare an ice bath. Combine the sugar and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan.
Stir well and set over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until all of the sugar has dissolved. About 10 minutes.
Pour the sugar syrup into a medium bowl and set the bowl in the ice bath to cool. Syrup should yield 2 ½ cups.
When ready to serve the beverage, combine the lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and the sugar syrup in a medium pitcher.
Add the grapefruit garnish and fill with ice cubes.
Serve immediately.
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