Grapefruit Crush Recipe: Perfect for Summer Sipping!

The Grapefruit Crush is the perfect summer cocktail made with fresh-squeezed juice. It’s super refreshing and easy to drink. With just a few simple ingredients, you can quickly make this tasty drink. 

Be careful, though—it’s so good that it might hit you fast, so sip slowly! You can also make a non-alcoholic version or a big batch for a party. 

I love grapefruit because it’s tangy, a bit sweet, a bit sour, and refreshing. The Grapefruit Crush is great for hot, late summer days. Freshly squeezed juice is best, but if you buy juice, choose pure, natural juice. It makes a difference!

Grapefruit Crush Recipe

Grapefruit Crush Recipe

The Grapefruit Crush Cocktail is a refreshing drink with lots of zesty citrus flavor. It's great for cooling off and enjoying a taste of summer. This cocktail is just right—not too sweet and not too strong. With only four ingredients, you can quickly make the perfect summer drink.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 255 kcal


  • Cocktail Jigger
  • Highball Glasses


  • 3-4 ounces Grapefruit juice from 1 large grapefruit
  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 1 ounce Triple sec an orange-flavored liqueur
  • A splash Lemon-lime soda
  • A slice Grapefruit for garnish


  • Put some ice in a tall glass.
  • Add the grapefruit juice, vodka, and triple sec.
  • Pour in a little lemon-lime soda.
  • Stir everything together gently.
  • Put a slice of grapefruit on the edge of the glass.
  • Serve and enjoy your drink!


  •  If you don’t have lemon-lime soda, you can use grapefruit-flavoured soda or plain soda water.
  • If the grapefruit juice is too bitter, you can add a little bit of agave syrup or simple syrup to make it sweeter.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories255 kcal
Vitamin A978IU
Vitamin C28mg

Can You Drink Grapefruit At Night?

Can You Drink Grapefruit At Night?

Grapefruit is nutritious and can be enjoyed any time of day. While it’s often eaten for breakfast, having fresh grapefruit or a glass of grapefruit juice before bed can be a healthy choice too. It’s packed with vitamins and can be a refreshing way to end the day.

What to Pair With a Grapefruit Cocktail?

A Florida Grapefruit Crush cocktail is sweet and tart, so it pairs nicely with dishes that are fresh and vibrant. Here are two delicious options:

  • Florida Grapefruit and Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese: The creaminess of the avocado and goat cheese complements the citrusy grapefruit.
  • Kale & Grapefruit Salad with Sumac Dressing: The tangy sumac dressing and the fresh kale work well with the tartness of the grapefruit.

How to Freeze Grapefruit?

To freeze grapefruit, first pick fresh, ripe ones and wash them well. Dry them with a towel, then peel off the skin and white parts. Separate the slices and take out any seeds. If you want, you can make a simple syrup by mixing 2 cups of sugar with 4 cups of water and letting it cool.

Put the grapefruit slices in a container, cover them with the syrup, and leave some space at the top. If you don’t want to use syrup, place the slices on a baking sheet to freeze them first, then transfer the frozen slices to a bag or container. Label it with the date and put it in the freezer.

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