Homemade grapefruit syrup is added to sparkling water and finished with crushed ice and a pink straw to make the perfect refreshing drink
2teaspoonsfresh lemon juice
juice of 1 pink grapefruit
zest of 2 pink grapefruits
3quartssparkling wateror seltzer water, for serving
ice cubesfor serving
12grapefruit slicesfor garnish
Add sugar, juices, zest, salt, and 2 cups of water to a medium saucepan. Place over medium high heat until it begins to boil. Remove from heat and let the flavors steep for 1 hour. Transfer to large mason jar or other storage container and place in fridge until ready to use. Good for up to 2 weeks.
When ready to make sodas, add 3 tablespoons to a large glass (12-16 oz). Fill glass 2/3 full with crushed ice. Fill the remaining of the glass with sparkling water. Stir together with a straw or spoon. Serve immediately. Syrup makes enough for 12 glasses.