Grapefruit Mint Cooler
125 ml Water
125 gms Sugar
250 ml Soda water
Handful of Mint Sprigs
450 ml Grapefruit juice
Mint sprigs, to decorate
Juice of a 4 large Lemons
Put the sugar and water in a heavy-based saucepan and stir over a low heat until dissolved. Leave to cool.
Crush the mint leaves and stir then into the syrup. Cover and leave to stand for about 12 hours, then strain into a jug.
Add the lemon and grapefruit juices to the strained syrup and stir well. Fill 6 old-fashioned glasses or tumblers with crushed ice and pour the grapefruit into the glasses.
Top up with the soda water and decorate with mint sprigs.
Tip: Pour lemon juice with sugar and a little salt into ice trays, to make cubes which can be used for instant lemonade.