Grapefruit Sparkler

grapefruit sparkler cocktail
Photo: Stephen Lewis

Enjoy a bubbly blend of grapefruit juice,Campari, and Champagnewith our Watermelon Skewers.


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 8 whole star anise

  • 6 cups ruby-red grapefruit juice, chilled

  • cup Campari

  • 2 cups champagne or sparkling wine, chilled


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

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