In a small saucepan, combine 3 tbsp grated ginger, 1/3 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar. Heat it over medium; allow to come to a gentle boil, stirring until sugar dissolves, simmer on low for 2-3 minutes. Let it cool. Strain sweet ginger syrup and discard the ginger*. Chill in fridge or place in freezer for few minutes to cool.
Method to make Spritzer:
Pour ginger syrup and grapefruit juice equally in two glasses. Top it with club soda. Serve chilled with ice and mint leaves.
Store the remaining sweet ginger syrup in the fridge.
* discarded ginger can be used for making ginger tea.
Note: The cooling time is not included in the preparation time.
I am too late in replying this but yes you can use the boxed grapefruit juice, however fresh is fresh.
This sound great.I wonder if I can use the boxed grapefruit juice.
All my favorite ingredients. Love the color.