- SERVINGS: 12
To turn the midgame cooler into a postgame cocktail, stir in 5 cups of tequila in place of the water in Step 2 and serve over ice, in salt-rimmed glasses.
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- 8 cups cold water
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 star-anise pods, crushed
- Two 4-inch-long pieces of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into thin coins
- 2 cups loosely packed mint leaves
- 2 quarts fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 quart fresh orange juice
- 1 quart fresh lime juice
- In a saucepan, combine 4 cups of the water with the sugar, star anise, ginger and mint. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and let stand for 30 minutes. Strain the syrup and refrigerate.
- In a very large pitcher or bowl, stir together the grapefruit, orange and lime juices. Stir in the syrup and the remaining 4 cups of water. Serve over ice.
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