Grapefruit with a Twist
1/3 c Sugar
6 Thin strips lemon peel,1-2"
3 Large ruby/yellow grapefruit
Citrus leaves,rinsed/patted Gin or orange juice Lemon wedges The aromatic flavor of gin, which comes from juniper berries, complements the bitter-tart taste of grapefruit. Use orange juice as a non-alcoholic option. ====================================================================== === 1. In a 3-4 cup pan, combine sugar and 2/3 cup water. Boil,
uncovered, over high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup. Gently twist lemon peel and drop into syrup; let col. If made ahead, cover and chill up to 3 days. 2. With a sharp knife, cut peel and all white membrane from
grapefruit. Over a bowl, cut between membranes to release fruit segments; squeeze juice from membrane into bowl. Discard membrane. If made ahead, cover and let stand up to 3 hours. 3. Spoon fruit, juice, and syrup equally into 6 dessert bowls.
Garnish with leaves. To each portion add to taste about 1 tablespoon gin or orange juice, and juice from lemon wedges.