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Grapefruit Sparkler

  • servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 whole star anise
  • 6 cups ruby-red grapefruit juice, chilled
  • 1/3 cup Campari
  • 2 cups champagne or sparkling wine, chilled

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup water with the sugar and star anise; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove pan from heat; let cool completely.

  2. Step 2

    Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a measuring cup (to yield 1 cup); discard star anise. Cover syrup with plastic wrap, and chill.

  3. Step 3

    In a large pitcher, combine grapefruit juice, Campari, and chilled syrup. Divide among eight glasses; top with Champagne. Serve immediately.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July