This post is sponsored by Drizly, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Do you ever have one of those days, weeks, or months where you just need a moment to sit down, relax, and have a refreshing cocktail with your girlfriends? Well this week month has been one of those times. You see, I’m officially in my mid-twenties (I guess I have been for months now) but things are really starting to change all around me. I have friends getting married, moving away, and starting new careers. And here I am at the same job for the past 3 years, with the same boyfriend (he’s a keeper though 😉 ), and living in the same apartment. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, my boyfriend, and my apartment — but it just seems strange watching people move on with their lives while I’m happily settled.

Grapefruit Mule Recipe

I think the hardest part for me is accepting that change is inevitable. I know we are all growing up and at different stages of our lives and that’s totally OK. But part of me just wants to go back to the days where I could come home from work on a Friday afternoon ready to go to happy hour or dinner with my girl friends. We would spend hours catching up on everything going on in our lives while sipping on a refreshing beverage (or two…OK maybe three).

Grapefruit Mule Recipe

Dealing with Change

I think one of the ways I’m dealing with this inevitable change is through this blog. This little blog has challenged me in so many ways and has brought so many new opportunities, experiences, and friendships into my life. If you’re like me and struggling with change, I would find an outlet to harness your energy and creativity. People change, grow, and move on, but that shouldn’t stop you from growing as well. And we shouldn’t ever feel guilty or sad for not being at the same stage in life as someone else. We are on our own path so there’s no need to compare ourselves to others.

Grapefruit Mule Recipe

Drizly Alcohol Delivery App

Ok, well now that I have that off my chest. I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for this Grapefruit Mule recipe. Mules remind me of days spent at The Patio with my friends basking in the summer sun. I can’t get enough of the refreshing hints of ginger beer and bubbles! For this particular mule, I actually got a little help from my friends at Drizly – a Boston based alcohol delivery service. That’s right, they deliver alcohol right to your door kind of like Door Dash or Grub Hub but for adults. All you have to do is download the app, place an order, and it’s delivered within an hour. Mine came within 20 minutes, they scanned my license, and I had alcohol for an afternoon impromptu happy hour with my friends – pretty cool. For this mule, I ordered Tito’s Gluten Free Vodka, Ginger Beer, and Tropicana Grapefruit Juice. I had my own Grapefruit, Lime, and fresh Basil already at home.

Grapefruit Mule Recipe

Grapefruit Mule

Follow the recipe instructions below and enjoy this refreshing cocktail all summer long with your besties! Also, if you are in San Diego, feel free to take $10 off your first time Drizly order ($25 min purchase) with promo code WELCOMESD.

Grapefruit Mule
Serves 1
A refreshing summer cocktail!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1 Shot of Vodka
  2. 1/2 Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit
  3. 3/4 Cup Grapefruit Juice
  4. 1/2 Cup Ginger Beer
  5. 1/2 Freshly Squeezed Lime
  6. Basil (optional garnish)
  1. Mix the vodka, grapefruit juice, and ginger beer in a glass filled with ice.
  2. Add the freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime.
  3. Top with fresh basil.
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Grapefruit Mule Recipe

How do you handle change in your life? What is your favorite summer cocktail?

10 comments on “Grapefruit Mule”

  1. Let me just say the changes you’ve made on your blog have been incredible. Your photography is beautiful and you are really letting your voice shine through the screen!

    Downloading that APP right now. I have a feeling that’s going to come in VERY handy this summer <3

    • Thank you Diana! I’m working on it, but it’s still a work in progress 🙂 I can’t wait to see how the new camera works out for you, I’m sure your pictures are going to explode! Seriously, the app worked great. I could even see it being used if you’re already at a party and won’t more alcohol or something and can’t drive or if you accidentally forgot a bottle of wine at the store but don’t have time to go back.

  2. Definitely needed to read this today! I feel like so many things are starting to change in all of my friends and family’s lives too, but I’m still doing my same old thing. No shame in that though!

    • I totally agree! It’s so hard not to think about those changes and start questioning why you’re at a completely different stage in your life. Clearly, I’m still working on this as well but it’s nice knowing that I’m not alone 🙂

  3. This looks so so delicious!

    I’ve had to become pretty used to change – especially when it comes to friends. It sucks because I have what we like to call “the Kristy curse” where at least one friend I get close to each year will move interstate/overseas (without fail since I was 8 years old!). When I was younger it’s really difficult but now I realise it’s made me more resilient and it’s forced me to get out and be social and make more friends – and if I had have simply stuck to those friends who moved away I would never have made the other friends I’ve made now!

    But that said, it doesn’t make it hurt any less when another friend falls victim to the curse! Luckily Jesse broke the mould and moved TO me 😛

    • That sounds like the worst curse in the world! My friends have slowly started moving away, but you’re totally right, it has forced me to be more social, make new friends, and put myself out there. I went to a small private Catholic school growing up and each year we had a teach leave since Kindergarden. Everyone said our class was cursed because every teacher that had us left haha.

  4. This combo sounds so good! Definitely will be trying it out soon!

    I feel you on the change. I like things to stay pretty consistent, but then I get sick of them and change everything completely. I moved half way across the country to Austin 2 years ago with the bf for a change. And then last year I quit my corporate job to work in fitness, which is something I enjoy much more. I guess I need to spice it up a little every now and then haha.

    • You’re so brave! Those are all huge moves! I was just at BlogFest in LA today and one of the things they said was to get past the “safety net”. You’ll never get what you want if you play it safe. I thought it was interesting 🙂

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