Grapefruit and Star Anise Lemonade
Total:
50 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
50 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
50 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Zest of 1 grapefruit
  • Juice of 3 grapefruit
  • Juice of 3 lemons 
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar or honey 
  • 2 whole star anise 
  • 1 cinnamon stick 
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 
  • Chopped fresh fruit, to garnish 
  • 1 handful fresh mint, to garnish 
  • Soda water
  • Ginger ale or sweet dessert wine

Directions

Add the grapefruit zest and juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, star anise, cinnamon, vanilla bean and 1/2 cup water to a heavy-based pot. Simmer gently until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has thickened to a syrupy consistency, about 30 minutes.

Strain the grapefruit syrup, add the chopped fruit and mint, and dilute to taste with soda water and ginger ale or sweet dessert wine.

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