I seem to be on a citrus kick lately. I can only explain it as a physical manifestation of my mind's frustration with this endless winter.
While I'm still working through my blood orange bounty from last week, thanks to suggestions in the comments, I'm inspired to venture into sour orange territory soon, whether to make sour orange sorbet or cochinita pibil.
But first, a break from oranges for some more citrus: grapefruit.
The first time I had San Pellegrino Pompelmo, a fantastic grapefruit soda, was in Italy, and I have not seen it in stores in New York City until my recent visit to Agata & Valentina for the blood oranges.
I returned there yesterday and brought home a bottle.
Like San Pellegrino's Aranciata and Limonata sodas, Pompelmo is infused with a heavy dose of real fruit juice and pulp (12 percent of the volume, according to the label). If you like grapefruit, you'll love this soda. Very lightly carbonated, it bears the color of white grapefruit and has the refreshing, bittersweet taste of the real thing.
San Pellegrino Pompelmo is $3.49 for a 1.5 liter bottle at Agata & Valentina, 1505 First Avenue at 79th Street (212.452.0690).