9 Must-Try Grapefruit Cocktails

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By Cooking Panda

Grapefruit juice should be enjoyed in so many more ways than just breakfast. Refresh yourself by mixing it up with some booze, ice and other goodies for a fresh cocktail that’s so much more fun than your standard screwdriver or vodka cranberry. 

Here are some of our favorite grapefruit concoctions: 

1. Great Gatsby

 Make with good-quality vodka for the best version of this fresh citrus drink that gets topped off with a bit of sweet Lillet Blanc to bring everything together.

2. Paloma


There’s a good reason why this tangy tequila drink is such a classic! Find out for yourself.

3. Texas Grapefruit Rattler


Looking for something refreshing? Spruce up that lager with tangy grapefruit juice and a dash of bitters to tie it all together.

4. Rosemary Greyhound


The classic drink gets a makeover with a welcome herby twist from a bit of rosemary-infused syrup. Don’t like vodka? No problem! Swap it out for gin if that’s more your thing.

5. New Brunswick


You’ll just love the perfect harmony of flavors you get when you mix rich, earthy rye, bright, fresh grapefruit and a bit of sweet vermouth. Delicious!

6. Bitter Salty Perro


This is a perfect brunch drink, whether you use smoky mezcal or a nice silver tequila. Either way, it will be fabulous.

7. Long-Faced Dove


Bittersweet Campari is the perfect match for grapefruit juice. Add a zip of lime, a hearty dose of smoky tequila and a dash of fizzy, spicy ginger beer to top it all off.

8. The Storm Cloud


Do you love the complex bitterness you get from grapefruit? Play it up with some Fernet and Cocchi Americano for a light drink that packs serious flavor.

9. Grapefruit Ginger Sparkler


This is a great “set it and forget it” pitcher concoction you can whip up for a crowd if you want, or just make it one at a time. Want something a little stronger? Swap out the ginger beer for champagne or prosecco.

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