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Grapefruit-Honey Syrup

Photo: Jennifer Davick
Yield Makes 2 2/3 cups
Grapefruit-Honey Syrup offers citrusy flavor to the julep cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 (2- x 4-inch) grapefruit rind strips
  • Rind from 1 lime, cut into strips
  • 15 fresh mint sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Boil sugar and water, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add grapefruit juice and remaining ingredients, and cool completely. Cover and chill 24 hours. Strain syrup; discard solids.