Grapefruit Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

I’ve been experimenting with gin. I’ll be honest, it was never my favorite.
But I bought a bottle of a local craft gin, made in Madison, Wisconsin. It was good, subtle and not as pungently floral as some brands so it was a good place to start. I came up with the Grapefruit Gin Fizz after a little experimentation with it, and it’s a really refreshing mix; not to mention pretty.

I garnished these with rosemary, but it’s not necessary. The slice of grapefruit as a garnish I recommend not skipping, it makes a really nice presentation. This drink is just a few ingredients and comes together quick.

Grapefruit Gin Fizz
makes 2 drinks

1 pink grapefruit
lemon or lime flavored soda water
3 oz gin
dash of sugar (optional)


For the grapefruit garnish, slice thinly down the length of the grapefruit, getting a window of the inner flesh. Set aside.
Cut grapefruit in half and juice into a cup, and sprinkle with a tiny touch of sugar (if desired, for sweetness). You should have about a cup of juice.


Between two small glasses divide grapefruit juice and 1.5 ounces gin (slightly less than a shot), each. Add ice, top with a splash of soda and garnish. Serve immediately.


For a group, the Grapefruit Gin Fizz cocktail could be made in advance in a pitcher. Measurements would be 3 oz gin per grapefruit, each grapefruit yielding drinks for about 2 people each. Mix gin and juice and chill, assembling and topping with soda for each guest on demand.


Grapefruit Gin Fizz Cocktail recipe

16 thoughts on “Grapefruit Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

  1. Don’t normally enjoy grapefruit but rest of my friends are telling me this will be awesome. We will go with the general concession and add this to our list.

  2. These look amazing! I just bought gin yesterday, so these would definitely be something to try. Beautiful pictures, too. 🙂

  3. I can’t get enough of grapefruit cocktails lately- they’re just so easy to sip on! Summer or winter doesn’t matter to me with these 🙂 Will need to try this!

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