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FOOD | Red Grapefruit Lemonade with Blackberry Syrup

With spring not quite in the air (but certainly in our hearts), we’re very excited to see what the month of March has in store for us. Below, is a simple and easy refreshment that’ll satisfy your quench of thirst during that long week of midterms!

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2 cups red grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
2 cups lemon juice
2½ cups sugar
5 cups water
1 cup blackberries
Lots of ice


Yields 10

• Prepare an ice bath. Mix in blackberry, sugar, and 5 cups water in a medium saucepan. Stir well, and set over medium-high heat.

• Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, until all of the sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes.

• Pour the blackberry syrup into a medium bowl, and set bowl in the ice bath to cool; the syrup should yield 2½ cups.

• When ready to serve the beverage, combine the lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and the sugar syrup into a medium pitcher or individual jars. Add the lemon rounds, and fill with ice cubes.