When spring hits, everyone wants crisp refreshing flavors, like citrus. Of course we love your typical lemon, lime or orange flavor but this season we’re most excited about the easily forgotten grapefruit.


A good drink starts with a solid base spirit and plenty of the big names have grapefruit offerings. Absolut Ruby Red is our go-to grapefruit vodka along with Finlandia Grapefruit Fusion. If we’re feeling classy, we’ll splurge for Belvedere Pink Grapefruit.  


We get that you may want to give grapefruit a trial run before you commit to buying a whole bottle, so we recommend a Greyhound or Salty Dog to test the waters. A Greyhound is just regular vodka mixed with grapefruit juice, a great way to see if you like the flavor in cocktail form. A Salty Dog is gin mixed with grapefruit juice and a salted rim.


Here are some of our favorite complex-grapefruit cocktails:

If you’re all about the pre-mixed, low cal cocktails instead of the real thing you’re in luck because Skinnygirl just announced their Sweet ‘n Tart Grapefruit Margarita. Or you beer drinkers can opt for Stiegl Radler Grapefruit.


What is your favorite grapefruit cocktail? Send us the recipe.