Summer Grapefruit & Gin Cocktails

Grapefruit cocktails

Summer Grapefruit & Gin Cocktails

The refreshing taste and gorgeous color of Star ruby grapefruits is the perfect base for summertime cocktails. We’ve got three-in-one recipes, plus a variation on simple syrup, to make your experiments with grapefruits and gin both interesting and delicious.
Course Drinks


Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary optional

Grapefruit G&T:

  • 1 inch piece grapefruit peel
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 4 ounces tonic water

Grapefruit Gin Fizz:

  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup gin
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1/4 cup rosemary simple syrup
  • 12 ounces club soda

Grapefruit Gimlet:

  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup



  • Begin by adding the grapefruit peel and honey to a cocktail shaker. Muddle them together.


  • Add ice cubes to the cocktail shaker.
  • Add the gin, fruit juices, and simple syrup if applicable. Shake well.
  • Add some ice cubes to a glass. Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass.
  • Top with tonic water/club soda if applicable.
  • Garnish.


NOTE: Use a curl of grapefruit peel, or a full slice, depending on the glassware, for a garnish.
Keyword Star Ruby grapefruit
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