Easy Grapefruit Cocktail

A simple cocktail that celebrates the sweet and tangy goodness of grapefruit!MORE+LESS-


oz freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice


splash grenadine (optional)

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    Stir or shake all ingredients together until combined. Serve over ice.

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  • Crank up the heat, broiled grapefruit is where it’s at!I grew up in a family that loved grapefruit. Make that – LOVED grapefruit. Every winter our church would host a fruit sale, and we would order boxes upon boxes of fresh grapefruit. Once our shipment arrived, I would come down to breakfast every morning to find half a grapefruit sitting on the table for me, already sectioned by my dad. (I know, I hardly appreciated it at the time. Now I know that made grapefruit all the better!)As an adult, my grapefruit love has continued. But one of my favorite ways to prepare it now is super quick and delicious – broiled!It literally could not be easier. Just sprinkle your grapefruit halves with a pinch of sugar, pop them under the broiler until they are warm and the sugar begins to caramelize, and then a delicious treat is yours to enjoy.Broiled grapefruit is fabulous plain, but I also really enjoy it dipped in Greek yogurt, served up in a cocktail, or topping a salad.It's super easy to broil a grapefruit. Start with a ripe grapefruit or two. Cut them in half, and then sprinkle a pinch of sugar across the top of each half.Pop them under the broiler on low for about 5-10 minutes, or until the tops begin to burst and the edges turn slightly golden. Keep a close eye on these while baking. The edges can burn quickly!Then pull out the delicious warm grapefruit with that caramelized sugar and dive in!!!

In Season: Grapefruit-growing season lasts from October through May. Grapefruit keeps well in cold storage, so it can be found in supermarkets year-round.

What to Look For: Grapefruit comes in white, pink, and red varieties. Pink and red grapefruit get their rosy blush from lycopene, the same antioxidant found in tomatoes. Choose fruit that's heavy for its size, with smooth, rather than bumpy skin. These are good indicators that the grapefruit will be juicy.

How to Store: Grapefruit will keep at room temperature for a week when stored in a bowl or basket with good air circulation. Kept in an airtight bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator, it can be stored for up to two months.

1. Margarita Mocktail

Get boozy… without the booze! This delicious gourmet margarita is actually a mocktail. No liquor at all. And I promise you won’t miss it! This delicious non-alcoholic cocktail comes with all the flavors you’ve come to expect (lime, orange, and a salted rim), a few new surprises (grapefruit and almond) and one notable omission: tequila.

Grapefruit Mocktail

The holidays are upon us. It 52 days to Christmas and I couldn’t be more excited! This year has been a long and tough one but personally, it came with it’s blessings which I am forever grateful for.

What I will be sipping on my way to Christmas despite this indecisive weather is the Grapefruit Mocktail. First of all, grapefruits are pricey, so prepare thy pockets well. One retails for approximately 200/=.

As much as the cost is a bit steep just for one piece, they have really good health benefits:

  1. Grapefruit May Help Prevent Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
  2. Eating Grapefruit May Improve Heart Health
  3. It’s High in Powerful Antioxidants
  4. May Reduce the Risk of Kidney Stones
  5. Easy to Add to Your Diet

You can research more to get more benefits.

I love how simple it is to make these mocktails because they are refreshing and delicious. The whole idea of making this mocktail was to try something citrusy, sweet and have some bubbles. And it checked every box!!

Calamansi Rickey Cocktail

This fast and straightforward cocktail showcases the refreshing zing of calamansi, aka calamondin or Philippine lime. The citrus fruit, a staple of Filipino and Southeast Asian cooking, tastes like a really tart mixture of lemon, lime and orange. This recipe makes sufficient syrup for 4 cocktails and the syrup may be made forward. For a nonalcoholic model, merely pass over the gin. View recipe

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Mandelo FAQs

Are Mandelos Grapefruits?

No, they're not. The commercial name 'cocktail grapefruit' is a confusing one - these are about the size of a grapefruit, and they have a similar number of seeds, but they differ a great deal in terms of flavour.

Are Cocktail Grapefruits the same as Mandelos?

Yes. The confusion arises from the fact that this fruit has never been given a formal name - the original cross (developed at UC Riverside in California) was labeled CRC 3555 - Cocktail Pummelo Hybrid. At some point the fruit found its way into commercial cultivation, where the name mandelo (a combination of 'mandarin' and 'pomelo') was applied. Cocktail grapefruit is a more recent trade-name used by some growers and distributors.

Are Mandelos Genetically Modified?

No. Mandelos were created by cross-breeding two different citrus varieties (Siamese Sweet Pomelo and Frua Mandarin). This technique has actually been the source of virtually all of the citrus varieties we consume today, including sweet oranges.

6 Grapefruit Cocktails to Get You Through Winter

My high school has an annual grapefruit sale to raise funds for the exchange student program. What Texas grapefruits have to do with bringing German exchange students to our Oregon high school (and sending Oregonians over to France to learn to properly eat croissants and cheese) isn't quite clear to me, but I'm grateful to those grapefruits for helping the program to go on. Though I'm more years out of high school than I'd care to remember, my mother still goes down to the school to buy a big box every year, and winter visits always mean morning grapefruits, full of tangy, puckery sweet-sour flavor.

If you've done your breakfast duties and you're looking for more ways to use up this awesome winter citrus, the answer is clearly a cocktail or two. Here are six of our favorite grapefruit cocktail recipes to get you started.

Bitter Salty Perro

This simple pitcher cocktail goes to the savory side if you use mezcal. If you don't have mezcal on hand, silver tequila works fine, too. It's mixed with freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice and your favorite tonic, and served in salt-rimmed glasses. A great brunch drink!

New Brunswick

Fresh juice grapefruit works well here with rich and earthy Rittenhouse Rye, sweetened up with a bit of Carpano Antica vermouth. This cocktail really showcases the citrus as much as the whiskey.

Long Faced Dove

This recipe will help you mix up grapefruit cocktails for a crowd, spiked with tequila and a little bittersweet Campari. The fresh grapefruit juice shines, though there's also a squeeze of lime to brighten the drink further. Spicy ginger beer adds fizz to keeps things light.

Great Gatsby

This one's an easy-drinking crowd pleaser, made with vodka and fresh grapefruit juice, plus a little Lillet Blanc to add richness.

The Storm Cloud

If you're feeling a little more adventurous, try playing up the bitterness in your favorite winter citrus with a little Fernet and Cocchi Americano. The result is not too boozy, but plenty entertaining.

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Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler

We find it hard to resist a ginger drink, and this is an easy sell: festive sparkling wine (it doesn't have to be fancy), tart grapefruit juice, and a touch of Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur for sweetness. Easy and elegant.

Grapefruit recipes

Grapefruit coconut slices

Check out our pretty coconut slices with tangy pink grapefruit. These sweet squares are easy to make and go perfectly with your afternoon cuppa.

Grapefruit marmalade

Add some zing to breakfast and bakes with this foolproof pink grapefruit marmalade. Follow the recipe and you’ll get it right every time.

Pink grapefruit, avocado and walnut salad

This salad, with its contrasting textures and flavours, is striking to look at and packed full of the nutrients our bodies are craving. Plus, it’s vegetarian, low in calories and gluten-free. The grapefruit adds brightness and colour.

Grapefruit angel cake

Try this zesty twist on a classic for a showstopping celebration cake or indulgent afternoon tea, topped with white chocolate frosting and candied grapefruit peel.

Aperol and red grapefruit marmalade

Make our red grapefruit marmalade, a unique twist on the classic jam. Aperol lends a lovely bitter orange note to this soft-set marmalade.

Grapefruit, clementine and gin upside-down cake

A classy, grown-up take on an upside-down cake, with ruby red grapefruit, clementines, a light almond sponge and a gin-heavy drizzle on top.

Crab, cucumber and grapefruit salad

This nourishing salad is packed full of fresh, zesty flavours, and makes a great starter or main. Plus, it’s low in calories and gluten-free.

Basil grapefruit cooler

This cocktail is made with vodka and chilled grapefruit juice, and is finished with fresh basil leaves. The grapefruit enhances the bright, fruity flavours.

Watercress and avocado salad with pink grapefruit

This fresh, zingy watercress and avocado salad with pink grapefruit and Campari vinaigrette makes a great summer starter. It’s vegetarian, easy and ready in 30 minutes.

Grapefruit and cardamom shrub

These tangy fruit and vinegar syrups make a great non-alcoholic drink when diluted with sparkling or tonic water. Combine grapefruit with orange, cardamom, caster sugar and raw apple cider vinegar for a refreshing drink.

Thai pink grapefruit and prawn salad

This salad is packed with flavour, and features tiger prawns, pink grapefruit, peanuts, coconut, lime leaves and banana shallots. Refreshing and spicy, it’s a winner!

Grapefruit and lychee fizz

Kick back and relax with this refreshing cocktail for one. Enjoy the fruity flavours of grapefruit and lychee. Perfect to unwind with on a Friday night.

Ceviche of salmon and crab with chilli, lime, coriander and grapefruit

This quick dish is fresh, easy and low in fat. Eaten raw, the ceviche with crab and salmon is paired with a citrus-chilli dressing and makes a good appetiser or light lunch.

The Equipment

Mixology is all about balance, especially when you’re whipping up drinks as simple as these. Sure, you can pour some gin and vermouth in a glass and call it a martini, but it probably won’t taste very good if you don’t measure first. So keep the correct tool for measuring ingredients in the right ratios, known as a jigger, close by. I&aposm also a strong proponent of good glassware—just like with wine, a crumby glass can make even the best of cocktails taste flat and imbalanced. (Anything from Riedel will kick your quarantine cocktail up a notch.)

You’ll also need to consider your ingredients, just as you would when you’re cooking. Remember: the simpler the recipe, the better the ingredients should be. If you can&apost make them from scratch, buy the best quality mixers you can, or at the very least, use your favorites. The same goes for spirits: each batch gets its distinct flavor profile from a unique combination of raw ingredients. To make the drinks featured in the video above, I used Casamigos Tequila and Gus Ruby Grapefruit soda in the Paloma, The Botanist Gin with Rose&aposs Lime Juice in the Gimlet, and Lillet with J Vineyards California Cuvພ in the Lillet Spritz. Most importantly, use what you have on hand over running out to the liquor store.

Hey, no one said being a bartender was easy, but with this collection of perfect pairs you’ll be shaking and stirring perfectly balanced beverages in no time.

Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Ruby Paloma. Photography: Courtesy Deep Eddy Vodka

Brighten up your day with Texas-made grapefruit-infused vodka drinks.

Austin, Texas, has long been known as a craft beer hot spot. But did you know, the Lone Star State’s capital city is also home to award-winning spirits? Deep Eddy Vodka is one such operation. Established in 2010, Deep Eddy’s vodkas are column-distilled 10 times using corn, the finest Texas water, and natural flavors. The result is nothing but smooth, clean vodka available in several flavors, include the Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka, handcrafted from real grapefruit juice and Deep Eddy’s award-winning vodka. Enjoy it on the rocks, mixed with club soda or with other mixers in your most inventive cocktails, or in the three recipes below.

Ruby Paloma

2 ounces Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka
2 ounces silver or blanco tequila
2 ounces Sprite
2 ounces club soda or mineral water (preferably Topo Chico)
Lime wheel or wedge, for garnish.

Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with lime.

Southbound Greyhound. Photography: Courtesy Deep Eddy Vodka

Ruby Fizz

1 ounce Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka (chilled)
Prosecco or champagne

Pour vodka into a champagne flute and top with prosecco or champagne.

Southbound Greyhound

1 part Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka
2 part club soda
Lime wheel or wedge, for garnish, plus extra for the cocktail
Grapefruit wedge, for alternative garnish

Add ingredients into a glass with ice, and then give the cocktail a spritz of fresh lime juice. Stir. Garnish with lime.

For more information on Deep Eddy Vodka, where to find the vodka, or to visit the distillery, visit Deep Eddy Vodka’s website.