Rio Star Grapefruit Lemonade

Makes 12 servings

1 cup sugar
2 1⁄2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (14 lemons)
2 cups freshly squeezed Texas Rio Star Grapefruit juice (3 large grapefruit) 1 grapefruit cut into thin round halves for garnish

1. In a large bowl, prepare an ice bath.
2. Combine the sugar and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan.
3. 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.
4. Pour the sugar syrup into a medium bowl and set the bowl in the ice bath to cool. Syrup should yield 2 1⁄2 cups.
5. When ready to serve the beverage, combine the lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and the sugar syrup in a medium pitcher.
6. Add the grapefruit garnish and fill the pitcher with ice cubes.
7. Serve immediately.

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