10 Fresh and Fruity Grapefruit Cocktails

Lauren's Grapefruit Margaritas
Photo: Sanzoe

Perfect for summertime sipping by the pool or a relaxing evening at home, there's nothing quite like a fresh, fruity, flavorful cocktail made with grapefruit juice. From tried-and-true classics (try this old-fashioned Salty Dog or this refreshing Sea Breeze) to new favorites everyone's sure to love (this restaurant-worthy Smoky Irish Wolfhound is wonderfully complex, while this classy Earl Greyhound starts with a tea bag), these grapefruit cocktails will make every day feel like a vacation.

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The Brunch Box

grapefruit beer cocktail in a beer glass
Leslie Kelly

You only need three ingredients to make this mixologist-approved cocktail: Montenegro amaro liqueur, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and a large beer.

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Smoky Irish Wolfhound

grapefruit cocktail with straw
France C

"Based off an Irish Wolfhound cocktail I had at a local restaurant, I decided to create my own with a unique twist — smoke," says recipe creator France C. "The hint of smoky flavor is just enough to balance out the sweet and spicy ginger beer and tang from the grapefruit juice."

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Lauren's Grapefruit Margaritas

Lauren's Grapefruit Margaritas
Sanzoe

This grapefruit-lime cocktail, sweetened with agave syrup, is a fruity margarita everyone will love. Recipe creator Lauren recommends using fresh fruit juice if you can find it.

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Grilled Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail

Grilled Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail
foodelicious

"Here's a fired up twist on a traditional Mexican cocktail," according to recipe creator foodelicious. "You'll grill the grapefruit and lime to caramelize the fruit and give the juice a subtle smoky edge."

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Salty Dog Cocktail

Salty Dog Cocktail
Salty Dog Cocktail | Photo by France C.

This easy-to-make cocktail is a classic for a reason: Grapefruit juice and vodka are pretty much the perfect pair. Don't forget to rim the glass with salt and garnish with a grapefruit wedge!

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Earl Greyhound

Earl Greyhound
Photo by Allrecipes Magazine. Allrecipes Magazine

"This drink starts with a simple shrub — a tart, fruity liquid you make ahead and can also sip straight up or with seltzer-made with sugar, vinegar, citrus, and a tea bag," says recipe creator Juliana Hale.

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Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail

Hemingway Cocktail
lovestohost

This fruity cocktail (made with grapefruit juice, lime juice, maraschino liqueur, and rum) is inspired by the legendary writer Ernest Hemingway, who famously lived in Key West.

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Martini

Ruby Red Grapefruit Martini
Patty Cakes

"So good," raves five-star reviewer whoshungry. "I love pink grapefruit juice and this was the perfect refreshing drink on this warm Labor Day weekend."

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Megmosa

Megmosa
Happyschmoopies

This three-ingredient cocktail — made with champagne, grapefruit juice, and fresh raspberries — is popular on the East coast, according to recipe creator Madison.

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Seabreeze

France C
Seabreeze

If you're looking for the perfect poolside sipper, you've found it in this classic fruity cocktail. Add a little squeeze of fresh pineapple juice for a burst of tropical flavor.

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