El Presidente, is a wonderful juice that OOJOO used to bottle. Made from red grapefruit and fennel bulb, it is the most luxurious tasting juices I’ve ever had. The sweet and earthy licorice notes of the fennel complement the sweet, tart flavors and mild bitterness of red grapefruit perfectly. In addition to being superb on its own this juice is an elegant replacement for the orange juice in your mimosa and can elevate many cocktails calling for grapefruit juice.
Both red grapefruit and fennel are nutrient dense low calorie, and have a low glycemic index. Both are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good or very good source of potassium, copper, and dietary fiber. One or both are also excellent to good sources of vitamin A, molybdenum, manganese, phosphorus and folate, good sources of calcium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, iron, niacin, biotin, and B1, and both contain a range of phytonutrients including antioxidants. These nutrients provide specific support for heart health, vision health, skin health, immunity and metabolic function, and help reduce the risk of coronary disease, hypertension, and stroke.
Warnings: You should not drink grapefruit juice, including this juice, while taking certain prescription medications.
Recipe: El Presidente
Makes two 8 to 10 fl oz servings (16 to 20 fl oz total)
2 medium-sized red grapefruits
1 medium-sized fennel bulb (with green stems trimmed off)
To make this you will need a citrus juicer, even a hand citrus juicer if fine, and a vegetable juicer.
Juice the grapefruits using a citrus juicer and the fennel using a vegetable juicer.
Combine grapefruit and fennel juices in a container mix well and serve chilled or over ice.