Candied Grapefruit Cocktail

Candied Grapefruit Cocktail


Ingredients

Candied grapefruit:

2 large pink grapefruits
5 cups sugar (1 cup separated)
Water

Cocktail:

30ml gin
120ml freshly squeezed grapefuit juice
1 tsp agave nectar
2 candied grapefruit peels
Grapefruit wedge and sugar for glass (to serve)

Method

Candied grapefruit:

Cut grapefruits into 4 wedges and remove the peel.

Place wedges aside and cut peels into chunks. Place them in a pot with 1 inch of water covering them and begin to boil. Once boiled, remove from heat, strain and place back into pot with fresh water to boil again.

Repeat the previous step 4 times.

After it has boiled a fourth time, strain peels and set aside.

In the pot, add 4 cups water and 4 cups sugar. Stir until combined then add peels back in.

Boil mixture on high heat for 30-40 mins, stirring occasionally until large opaque bubbles form and peels become translucent.

Strain mixture over a heatproof bowl so you can keep the simple syrup for different cocktails.

Place 1 cup sugar in a bowl and add hot grapefruit peels, mixing them around until they are completely covered. Save leftover sugar for decorating the rim of your glasses.


Cocktail:

Runa wedge of grapefruit around glasses and dip in leftover sugar. Fill glass with ice.

In a shaker, add ice, grapefruit, agave and gin. Shake several times.

Pour into glass. Slide two candied grapefruit peels onto wooden skewer and place on rim of glass.




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