|1⁄2||oz||Grapefruit juice (ruby red)|
|1⁄4||oz||Rich simple syrup 2:1 (grapefruit and bay-leaf infused; see notes)|
|1||sli||Lemon (as garnish)|
Shake; double-strain; up; garnish with lemon slice and optional star anise.
Syrup recipe from Ryan Cheityawardana: Bring one part water to rolling boil. Stir in two parts sugar until mixed. Add a bay leaf and swath of grapefruit peel with rind removed, and keep stirring until dissolved, ~3 minutes. Let cool and strain.
Made for the MasterClass Holiday Cocktail Contest.