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Get These 13 Grand Grapefruit Juice Cocktails On Your To-Drink List

Are you planning what drinks to serve for your next get-together? Get your party started with our 13 Grapefruit Juice Cocktails you will definitely be grateful for. 

We have all experienced reaching the end of a long week of work, maybe even with additional stressors or tasks as well, making it an extra long week.  

You are now ultimately relieved the weekend has arrived or that the project is done.  

All you want to do now is sit down, put your feet up and enjoy a glass of something truly refreshing to start your weekend or time off. 

The idea of a cocktail comes to mind, but what kind and which one?  

Great question!  

Since a cocktail is a drink that includes fruit juice and typically one hard liquor, let’s explore options using grapefruit juice!

Using fresh fruit in a cocktail adds not only a specific taste but also a specific color, like your Grapefruit Basil Mojito and Spicy Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail.  

Also, pink grapefruit juice adds an excellent zingy taste and layer of sweetness plus beautiful pink color to cocktails. 

It can be the focus of the creation or simply infuse a lingering hint of flavor.  

Some classic cocktails that use grapefruit juice are the Paloma, Greyhound, Salty Dog (#9), and The Brown Derby.   

Whether you squeeze your own fresh or simply pick some up from the store, grapefruit juice drinks tend to be a bit tart which gives them the refreshing trip to Nantucket, like in #13.  

Here are 13 grapefruit juice cocktails that just might start your weekend off right. ✨

Grab that shaker and throw together this easy grapefruit cocktail in the form of a martini.  

Lime juice, vodka, orange liquor, grapefruit juice, and ice. 🍸🍸

Shake it up.  

Strain into martini glasses (fresh from the freezer).  

Add lime to garnish.  

A virgin option is given as well using club soda and orange juice.

Herbs and a sweetener join the party in these cocktails with grapefruit juice!  

The stars of this show are light rum, lime juice, agave syrup, grapefruit juice, and basil.  

The basil leaves will need to be muddled, gently crushed with a wooden spoon, so the basil releases its flavor and binds to the rum better.  

Now you’ve got a grapefruit basil mojito to enjoy! 

Easy grapefruit cocktails are enjoyable any time of year! 

This one offers a switch-up on the classic gin fizz. 

Here we are instructed to swap lemon juice for grapefruit juice. 

The pink color is striking in this combination of gin, club soda, grapefruit juice, and ice cubes. 

Garnish with fresh rosemary and a slice of grapefruit. 

Some grapefruit cocktail recipes reach the sense of smell, as well as the sense of taste!  

The combination here of grapefruit and honey is light while the sake adds creaminess and a hint of grape and floral elements.  

It includes sake, honey, grapefruit juice, and ice.  

The glass is sugar-rimmed and the completed cocktail is garnished with fresh thyme and grapefruit wedge. 

Lots of great explanations are given in some grapefruit cocktail recipes!  

Specifically, this one with simple syrup to make a couple of hours ahead, so it is well chilled. 

Included in this cocktail are gin, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, and lime juice.  

Fresh squeezed is highly recommended for the pure pristine taste.  

Combine, shake it up, strain, enjoy! 

Grapefruit juice cocktails typically can be made with either fresh juice or store-bought unless the recipe states otherwise…

Here it is recommended that store-bought be used for convenience.  

Other ingredients are vodka, orange liqueur, and ruby red grapefruit juice.  

The recipe is literally a storyboard to show all the steps clearly.  

Sip. Smile. Enjoy.

Some grapefruit drinks are best enjoyed in the evening, but this beauty is often served at brunch so let’s call it an all-around cocktail.  

I am referring to the classic brown derby of course. Simmer together the honey syrup ahead of time so it can cool.  

When ready to assemble, the ingredients include bourbon whiskey, fresh grapefruit juice, honey syrup, and ice. 

Strain and pour into a chilled coupe or martini glass.  


The sparkling greyhound cocktail is another great selection off my list of cocktails with grapefruit juice!  

The ingredients here include vodka, honey syrup, club soda, grapefruit juice, ice and garnish with fresh thyme.  

A lovely sugar rim too.  

Remember to strain that grapefruit juice to remove pulp.  

Several customizing options are included as well. 

Grapefruit cocktails sometimes have a complimenting fruit and here it is a hint of lime.  

This recipe is also very different from the ones we have looked at so far in that it has a salted rim, hence the name, salty dog. 

Into the cocktail shaker goes fresh grapefruit juice, vodka, and lime juice.  

After shaking and pouring over ice, the glasses are topped off with grapefruit La Croix.

No way could I leave off my grapefruit cocktail list a tantalizing margarita!  

This recipe calls for Blanco tequila, grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and ice. 

Salt those rims and use a lime wedge as garnish.  

Since the usual liqueur was replaced with agave, this produces a “lighter” cocktail for your enjoyment!

Fresh grapefruit and rosemary complement each other easily among grapefruit cocktail recipes.  

This rosemary gimlet capitalizes on this fact by combining fresh grapefruit juice, gin, rosemary simple syrup, and ice.  

Don’t worry, the rosemary simple syrup instructions are included.  

Pop in that sprig of fresh rosemary as a garnish and VY-OH-LAY—bottoms up!

Grapefruit drinks can hail from all corners of the world.  

This spicy doozie is a traditional Mexican cocktail. 

How so, you ask?  

Chili-infused simple syrup, that’s how!  🌶️

It starts as a Paloma with tequila, grapefruit juice, and club soda, but the kick comes from fresh lime and the syrup made with a Fresno chili.  

Trust me, you are going to want to watch the video and see all the pictures! 

To conclude this list, I present yet another beautiful and refreshing grapefruit cocktail: The Nantucket Seabreeze. 

Doesn’t that sound like a revitalizing trip to the coast? 🌊

This one includes a new ingredient of cranberry juice along with grapefruit juice, vodka, lime, and club soda.  

There are a few more steps but they are well explained.  

The rich pink hue is stunning!

The bottom line

Whether you are planning a get-together or an impromptu one comes up, you will be ready to enjoy time with friends with any one of these delicious grapefruit juice cocktails!

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13 Grapefruit Juice Cocktails

13 Grapefruit Juice Cocktails

Make your grapefruit juice more exciting with these 13 grapefruit juice cocktails for a not-too-sweet 21+ mixed drink!


  • Pink Grapefruit Martini
  • Grapefruit Basil Mojito
  • Grapefruit Gin Fizz Cocktail
  • Grapefruit Honey Sake Cocktail
  • Refreshing Grapefruit And Elderflower Gin Cocktail
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Cosmo
  • Classic Brown Derby Cocktail
  • Sparkling Greyhound Cocktail
  • Epic Salty Dog Cocktail
  • Grapefruit Agave Margarita
  • Grapefruit Rosemary Gimlet Cocktail
  • Spicy Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail
  • Nantucket Seabreeze Cocktail Recipe


  1. Choose one or more options from our list of grapefruit juice cocktails here!
  2. Create your new favorite drink.
  3. Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
  4. Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks so it’s all your own?

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