- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 whole star anise
- 5 large ruby red or pink grapefruit
- 4 blood oranges
Dissolve sugar in water in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring. Add star anise and simmer 5 minutes. Let stand off heat 30 minutes.
Cut peel, including white pith, from fruit with a sharp knife. Cut segments free from membranes into a bowl. Squeeze juice from membranes into bowl.
Add syrup with star anise to fruit and juice and stir gently. Remove star anise before serving if desired.
*Can be made 1 day ahead and chilled.