Ginger-Grapefruit Fizz Recipe

Ginger-Grapefruit Fizz Recipe
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Ginger-Grapefruit Fizz Recipe

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Sometimes it's hard to find a special, non-alcoholic beverage for parties that isn't a punch. That's why I love this grown-up bubbly drink that offers a little tartness from the grapefruit and spice from the ginger. —Dawn Viola, Clermont, Florida
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coarse sugar
  • 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice, chilled
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 cups sparkling water, chilled

Directions

In a small saucepan, bring the first six ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Refrigerate until cold. Strain syrup, discarding ginger and peppercorns.
Using water, moisten rims of eight cocktail glasses. Sprinkle coarse sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rims into sugar. Discard remaining sugar on plate.
In a pitcher, combine grapefruit juice and syrup. Pour 1/2 cup into prepared glasses over ice; top with 1/2 cup sparkling water. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Ginger-Grapefruit Fizz in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coarse sugar
  • 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice, chilled
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 cups sparkling water, chilled
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the first six ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Refrigerate until cold. Strain syrup, discarding ginger and peppercorns.
  2. Using water, moisten rims of eight cocktail glasses. Sprinkle coarse sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rims into sugar. Discard remaining sugar on plate.
  3. In a pitcher, combine grapefruit juice and syrup. Pour 1/2 cup into prepared glasses over ice; top with 1/2 cup sparkling water. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Ginger-Grapefruit Fizz in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

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