De-stress with these sparkling grapefruit and ginger fizz.  They’re a refreshing, nonalcoholic drink made with ginger ale, ruby red grapefruit juice, and a simple ginger syrup.  It’s a perfect drink for a special dinner, baby shower, or ladies’ party!

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Sparkling Grapefruit Ginger Fizz

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This post was originally published on March 30, 2018.

Okay, it’s Friday.  You’ve had a hard week and are so ready for the weekend.  De-stress by reclining on the porch, enjoying the summer breeze, and sipping on one of these sparkling grapefruit and ginger fizzes.  It’s so refreshing, you’ll want to have a refill! 🥂 Better yet, these fizzes are non alcoholic.

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On your way home from work, pick up a 2-liter bottle of ginger ale, grapefruit juice, and a fresh ginger root.  Make up the ginger syrup and let it cool while you enjoy your supper, then stir up the grapefruit and ginger fizz when you have dessert.  Or, just enjoy them on their own!

What is grapefruit ginger fizz?

Grapefruit ginger fizz is a refreshing medley of ginger simple syrup, ginger ale, freshly grated ginger, and grapefruit juice.  Each drink is garnished with a mini slice of grapefruit and a fresh mint sprig.  It has a sweet-tart flavor with hints of citrusy bitterness and sharp ginger.

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Variations & Substitutions

  • Simple Syrup: a mild-flavored liquid sweetener, such as honey
  • Grapefruit Juice: orange juice
  • Grated Ginger Root: a couple pinches of ground ginger
  • Ginger Ale: sparkling mineral water, Sprite, or 7UP

Can I make grapefruit ginger fizz ahead of time?

Yes, you can make grapefruit ginger fizz ahead of time.  Stir together all the ingredients except the ginger ale.  Add the ginger ale to the pitcher right before serving so it doesn’t lose its carbonation.

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Is grapefruit ginger fizz healthy?

Each grapefruit ginger fizz contains only 164 calories and 28% of your daily vitamin C intake.  It does contain a lot of sugar at 37.8g, however.  You can lower the sugar content by reducing the amount of ginger syrup in the drink, and swapping the ginger ale for sparkling mineral water.

Is grapefruit ginger fizz good for pregnant ladies?

Yes, grapefruit ginger fizz would be a good nonalcoholic drink for pregnant ladies.  It’s naturally low in calories at 164 calories.  See the question above for ideas on reducing the sugar content.

What are the health benefits of drinking 100% grapefruit juice?

  • Low calorie
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Hydrating

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What kind of glass do you use for grapefruit ginger fizz?

I like the look and feel of a champagne flute for these grapefruit ginger fizzes.  If you don’t own champagne flutes, try a wine glass or Collins glass instead.

How do you rim the glasses with sugar?

  • Dip the rims of the glasses into simple syrup.  You can also use corn syrup, maple syrup, or honey–just something sweet and sticky.
  • Dip the rims into granulated sugar.  Change things up and use brown sugar or demerara sugar if desired.

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How to Make Grapefruit Ginger Fizz

Make a simple syrup by mixing together 1 cup (200g) of granulated sugar in 1 cup (236 ml) of water in a saucepan.  Set over medium heat and stir until dissolved.

Peel a ginger root with a spoon and finely chop the ginger root.  Add the ginger to the syrup and simmer for 3-5 minutes, until the syrup has thickened.  Remove from the heat, cover, and let it steep for 1 hour.

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Meanwhile, gather the rest of the ingredients.  You’ll need grapefruit juice, ginger ale, freshly grated ginger root, and the ginger syrup.  Make sure to strain out the ginger pieces before mixing the syrup with the other ingredients.

Make sure to prepare some mint sprigs and mini grapefruit slices for garnishes.

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Stir together the grapefruit juice, ginger syrup, ginger ale, and grated ginger until blended.

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Carefully pour the drink into 7-ounce champagne flutes, using a plastic funnel to prevent spillage.  Garnish each drink with a sprig of fresh mint and a mini grapefruit slice.

two glasses of grapefruit ginger fizz

Pro Tips for Making Grapefruit Ginger Fizz

  • Make the ginger simple syrup ahead of time.  It can steep in the fridge, and you can strain it when you’re ready to use it.
  • Let the ginger simple syrup steep for 1 hour, then strain out the ginger.  This makes the ginger flavor stronger.
  • Don’t want to add ice to the glasses?  Chill all the ingredients ahead of time.
  • Don’t have time to chill everything?  Add ice cubes to the drinks.  Just realize you won’t be able to fit as much liquid in the glass.
  • Prepare the garnishes ahead of time.  Then, you can serve the drinks at a moment’s notice.

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Sparkling Grapefruit Ginger Fizz


  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 7 drinks 1x

Description

De-stress with these sparkling grapefruit and ginger fizz.  They’re a refreshing, nonalcoholic drink made with ginger ale, ruby red grapefruit juice, and a simple ginger syrup.  It’s a perfect drink for a special dinner, baby shower, or ladies’ party!


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Ingredients

For the Ginger Syrup (Makes about 1 1/4 cups)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely diced

For the Drinks

  • 1 1/4 cup ginger syrup (295 ml)
  • 1 1/4 cup grapefruit juice, chilled (295 ml)
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 cups ginger ale, chilled (709 ml)

For Decoration

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Mint leaves or sprigs
  • 1 Cara Cara orange or grapefruit

Instructions

Preparing the Ginger Syrup

  1. Place the sugar and water into a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until the sugar is fully dissolved.  Add the peeled and finely diced ginger and let the syrup simmer over medium heat until thickened slightly, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Cover the pot and let the syrup steep for 1 hour, then strain it to remove the ginger pieces.

Making the Drinks

  1. To coat the rim of the glasses, dip the rim the ginger syrup, then dip it in granulated sugar.  Use glasses with a 7 fluid ounce capacity.
  2. Combine the grapefruit juice, ginger syrup, grated ginger, and ginger ale in a pitcher until well blended.
  3. Place three ice cubes into each glass.  Pour the drink mixture into the glasses using a plastic funnel to prevent spillage.
  4. Garnish each glass with a small grapefruit wedge and a mint leaf.  Serve immediately.

Notes

  • The grapefruit and ginger syrup mixture can keep in the fridge for a few days.
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  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: grapefruit drinks non alcoholic, grapefruit mocktail

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2 thoughts on “Sparkling Grapefruit Ginger Fizz

  1. This grapefruit ginger fizz is divine. The drink is tangy and tart, with the lovely taste of grapfuit showing through beautifully. The mint for the garnish is refreshing. If you use an orange instead of a grapefruit for the garnish, then you should definitely use a Cara Cara orange. In my opinion, they are they best oranges.

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