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Grapefruit "C and G"

Yield 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large grapefruit*
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup grenadine
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 3/4 cup Campari
  • 2 tablespoons diced crystallized ginger

How to Make It

  1. Peel and section grapefruit; set sections aside. Reserve rind from 3 grapefruit. Cut pith from rind, and discard. Cut rind into thin strips.

  2. Cover rind with water in a saucepan; bring to a boil, and boil 5 minutes. Drain and return rind to saucepan. Stir in 1 cup sugar, grenadine, and corn syrup.

  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer registers hard crack (300°). Drain rind quickly, and toss with remaining 3/4 cup sugar. Let pieces cool on wax paper; store in airtight container.

  4. Stir together ginger ale, Campari, and ginger. Pour over grapefruit sections. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Serve with candied rind.

  5. *2 (24-ounce) jars grapefruit sections may be substituted for fresh. If using

  6. substitutions, omit candied rind.