My Charred Grapefruit and Ginger Fizz with Chilli Syrup Mocktail certainly has a kick!

Charred Grapefruit and Ginger Fizz with Chilli Syrup Mocktail

Charred Grapefruit and Ginger Fizz with Chilli Syrup Mocktail
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Alcohol Free, Any Time Of the year, Cocktails, party
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 3 glasses
Author Nicky Corbishley


  • 250 ml ruby grapefruit juice you can juice approx 1 1/2 ruby grapefruits to get the same amount of juice
  • 50 g caster or superfine sugar
  • 120 ml water
  • 1 red chilli sliced in half (use a chilli with a bit of heat!)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 slice ruby grapefruit cut into quarters
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 250ml Fiery ginger beer I used Old Jamaica

To Serve:

  • 9 slices lime
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 3 Thai chillies for decoration


  • Add the grapefruit juice, sugar, water and sliced chilli to a small saucepan. Place on a high heat, bring to the boil, stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to cool before removing and discarding the chilli.
    Add the lime juice to the chilli-grapefruit mixture.
    Take the grapefruit slices and dust with the brown sugar. Use a cooks blowtorch to carefully caramelize and slightly char the sugar and grapefruit on both sides (or you could place under a very hot grill or place on a griddle to caramelize).
    Fill three glasses with the crushed ice. Add 3 slices of lime to each glass. Divide the chilli-grapefruit liquid between the three glasses and top with ginger beer. 
    Make a small slit in the grapefruit wedges and place on the side of the glasses for decoration. Top each glass with a Thai chilli and serve.


Nutrition info is for one glass.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 117.7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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