Grapefruit and ginger vodka

Grapefruit and ginger vodka
  • Serves icon Makes 2 litres
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min, simmering time 5 min, plus infusing

Who doesn’t love an edible homemade Christmas gift? And what better gift to give than a homemade festive cocktail, flavoured with ginger and grapefruit? Whoever the lucky recipient is, it’s sure to make their Christmas.

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Nutrition: Per 50ml

Calories
92kcals
Fat
no fat
Protein
no protein
Carbohydrates
12.5g (12.5g sugars)
Fibre
no fibe
Salt
no salt
Calories
92kcals
Fat
no fat
Protein
no protein
Carbohydrates
12.5g (12.5g sugars)
Fibre
no fibe
Salt
no salt

Ingredients

  • Finely grated zest 5 ruby grapefruit (reserve 2 of the zested grapefruit for later)
  • 750ml vodka
  • 6cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 500g caster sugar

You’ll also need…

Method

  1. Spoon the zest into the preserving jar or bottle, pour in the vodka, then seal and shake. Keep in a cupboard for 1-2 weeks. Wrap and keep 2 of the zested grapefruit in the fridge for later on in the recipe (use the rest in another recipe, or eat).
  2. After 1-2 weeks, put the ginger in a saucepan with the sugar and 500ml cold water. Squeeze in the juice from the 2 reserved grapefruit, then bring to the boil. Leave to bubble for 2 minutes, then remove the syrup from the heat and cool.
  3. Stir the infused vodka into the syrup, then strain through a fine sieve into a large jug. Decant into a sterilised bottle/bottles and drink well chilled (see tips).

delicious. tips

  1. You’ll need to start the recipe 1-2 weeks ahead. The vodka will keep in the fridge (or freezer) for up to 1 month. Tie with a ribbon and a tag with the name and drink-by date.

Recipe By

Georgina Hayden

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