Grapefruit and Star Anise Lemonade

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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

  1. 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.
  2. Strain the grapefruit syrup, add the chopped fruit and mint, and dilute to taste with soda water and ginger ale or sweet dessert wine.