Grapefruit Syrup

My family, myself included, is not a fan of grapefruit.  I want to like grapefruit, I want my family to like this beautiful yellow fruit.  I want it so much that I have it arrive, every week, in our vegetable delivery.

Week after week I have the same internal discussion trying to decide if I should get it or swap it – “Should I swap the grapefruit for oranges? Well the kids like oranges better.  Oranges will definitely get eaten. But, grapefruit is so healthy, filled with antioxidants, it would be so good for us.  I will get it this week and do something fun with it, so it will get eaten.  I will broil it with bananas and brown sugar, they will devour it. That’s it I’m keeping the grapefruit in the delivery”

I don’t broil the grapefruits with brown sugar and bananas, I don’t even cut them up.  I take them out of the delivery box, put them in the bowl and there they sit, a bowl full of grapefruits staring at me.

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Yesterday, in my New Year inspired dedication to clean house and body I managed to use two of these lonely fruits by making a grapefruit syrup.  My hope was to use the syrup to make flavored soda that my kids would love and beg to drink. What I got was a sweet, slightly tangy syrup that is too sweet for soda, but perfect for tea.  My kids aren’t begging to drink it, but I love it and have been drinking it almost nonstop.

I still plan on perfecting my grapefruit soda, and as soon as I do I will share it,  but until then here is a wonderful syrup that is the perfect addition to a cup of tea.010615 (15)

Grapefruit Syrup

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
zest from one grapefruit
juice from two grapefruits

In small saucepan combine all ingredients.  Over medium heat bring to a light boil, stirring occasionally.  Simmer until sugar has dissolved.

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