Candied grapefruit, doesn't that just sound delectable. Well in my quest to make a refreshing cocktail, I thought about what would I garnish it with. Since the major citrus ingredient in my cocktail was grapefruit, why not use the peels for something extra sweet and special.
I've made candied orange peels here before, so I new it wasn't too hard to do, just a little time consuming. So here's how:
2 large red or pink grapefruits
1 cup of sugar, plus extra for tossing the peels in
Cut peel from grapefruits into strips or small triangle pieces, you can leave about 1/4 of the white pith. Place the peels in a small saucepan, add cold water to cover over them. Bring water to a boil, then drain; you will need to repeat this process twice.
After you've done the above twice, bring the peel, 1 cup sugar, and ½ cup water to a boil in same saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until peel is translucent, 15–20 minutes. Drain and then transfer peel to a wire rack and let dry, 2–4 hours. Toss in more sugar. (See above for what they look like once they have been boiled in the sugar and after they have been tossed in the sugar)
These are great as garnishes to a drink. I might dip a few in chocolate next, because everything taste better in chocolate.