6 medium yellow grapefruits
1 large red grapefruit
2 1/4 cup white sugar (or to taste)
500 mL cold water
Wash the fruit if you’re a perfectionist
Cut the fruits in half.
I used an electric juicer because I don’t plan on building biceps
Juice all the fruit, and add into a jug.
Don’t throw out the fleshy bits, I think they add a wonderful colour and texture to the juice.
Instead, dilute them with 200mL of water (to get them off the sides), and add them to the jug.
Dissolve the sugar in 300mL of water. Don’t worry if it doesn’t all dissolve completely.
Add the sugar/water mixture to the jug and keep stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Hint: I try to see whether it’s dissolved by pressing the ladle against the jug while mixing. If you hear the sugar scrape, then it’s not yet dissolved.
Pop into the fridge to chill.
Serve with something sweet – you’ll feel a party in your mouth after every bitter grapefruit sip you take!
While you party, remember to: