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Florida Spritzer

No recipe image available.Make a grapefruit and sugar syrup flavored with a cinnamon stick, pour over ice in a tall glass and top it off with ginger ale for a spritzer, Florida-style.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Florida Grapefruit Juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 (2-inch) stick cinnamon
Ice cubes
2 (12-ounce) cans ginger ale, chilled

Cooking Directions:

  1. For syrup, in a saucepan combine grapefruit juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Discard cinnamon; cool syrup. Cover and chill syrup. To serve, fill 4 (8-ounce) glasses with ice.
  2. Add about 1/3 cup grapefruit syrup to each glass. Fill glasses with ginger ale. Stir gently. If desired, garnish with Florida grapefruit peel curls, edible flowers, and fresh mint springs.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of The Florida Department of Citrus.