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4 Perfectly Tart, Absolutely Refreshing, Grapefruit Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy During the Holidays

The holiday season is here and that means plenty of festivities and get-togethers. If you’re looking for refreshing drink recipes with a tart twist, consider Winter Sweetz Texas red grapefruit as the key ingredient to liven up your cocktails and mixed drinks.

This citrus fruit pairs wonderfully with a variety of liquors, herbs, and other fruits, to make for the perfect adult beverages for your holiday dinners. From iconic beverages like the Greyhound to delicious fruit essenced cocktails, the grapefruit can transform a lifeless drink into a delectable concoction.

Below we share 4 simple recipes for savory drinks made with grapefruit:

 

1. The Greyhound: Simple Fruity Cocktail

Prep time: 3 min (1 serving)

If you’re looking for a lighter alternative to the classic screwdriver, try out this vodka-grapefruit combination that is widely known for its simplicity. This drink works for any holiday occasion.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 4 ounces of freshly squeezed Winter Sweetz grapefruit juice
  • A garnish of lemon or lime wedge

Recipe:

  1. Pour the vodka and grapefruit juice over ice in a collins glass.
  2. Give the mix a nice stir.
  3. Garnish your glass with a wedge of lemon or lime.

 

2. Hemingway Daiquiri: Timeless Daiquiri

Prep time: 3 min (1 serving)

It’s said that the one and only Ernest Hemingway delighted in this beverage from time to time. The beauty in this daiquiri is its simple complexity.

The combination of Maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice is a timeless perfection.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 ounces of white rum
  • ¼ ounce of maraschino liqueur
  • ¾ ounce of freshly squeezed Winter Sweetz grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce of lime juice
  • ¼ ounce of simple syrup
  • A lime wedge garnish

Recipe:

  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain the mix into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

3. Blue Bayou: Tropical Freeze

Prep time: 4 min (1 serving)

Craving something sweet and frozen? For a stunning ice- blended cocktail, try this blend of vodka, grapefruit, and pineapple juice.

The Blue Bayou is a wonderful tropical drink to bring back the breeziness of summer during this holidays.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 ½ ounce of vodka
  • ½ ounce of blue curaçao
  • ½ cup of fresh or canned pineapple
  • 2 ounces of freshly squeezed Winter Sweetz grapefruit juice
  • A wedge of pineapple for garnish

Recipe:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour slush into a chilled margarita glass.
  4. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple.

 

4. Blushing Lady

Prep time: 3 min (1 serving)

For a lighter, more playful drink, try a beautiful vodka martini with sugary pomegranate and tart grapefruit. The pink drink is dressed with sugar for added sweetness.

The Blushing Lady has two contrasting flavors that equally shine through.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 ounce of PAMA Pomegranate liqueur
  • 1 ounce of freshly squeezed Winter Sweetz grapefruit juice
  • A lemon wedge garnish
  • Coarse sugar

Recipe:

  1. Rub a wedge of lemon around the martini glass and coat with coarse sugar.
  2. Pour the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake until mixed well.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass.
  5. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.

Your friends at Winter Sweetz would like to remind you to please drink responsibly this holiday season and never drink and drive.

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