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Ginger-Grapefruit Fizz

Sometimes it's hard to find a special, non-alcoholic beverage for parties that isn't a punch. That's why I love this grown-up bubbly drink that offers a little tartness from the grapefruit and spice from the ginger. —Dawn Viola, Clermont, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coarse sugar
  • 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice, chilled
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 cups sparkling water, chilled


  • In a small saucepan, bring the first six ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Refrigerate until cold. Strain syrup, discarding ginger and peppercorns.
  • Using water, moisten rims of eight cocktail glasses. Sprinkle coarse sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rims into sugar. Discard remaining sugar on plate.
  • In a pitcher, combine grapefruit juice and syrup. Pour 1/2 cup into prepared glasses over ice; top with 1/2 cup sparkling water.

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