Pink Grapefruit Cocktail

September 16, 2009

We are in week three of the Food Network Chefs Cooking Challenge (FNCCC) hosted by I Blame my Mother and I am so loving it.  Why you ask, because I am trying all these great recipes that I normally wouldn’t have tried before; Mini Shepard’s Pie, Baked Eggs and now a Pink Grapefruit Cocktail.  Yes I choose a cocktail this time!  Even a mom has let loose every now and then.

I wasn’t too sure how tart this cocktail would be since grapefruits can be pretty tart and this drink has no added sugar.  But I was delightfully surprised at how smooth, simply sweet and slightly tart it was.  This cocktail is for sure a keeper, in fact I am drinking one right now, shh don’t tell. Let alone super easy to make.  Especially if you buy the grapefruit and lemon juice, but this round I went for it and squeezed my own juice (courtesy of my juicer).  Let me show you how to make it.

Ingredients:3 1/2 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice, plus grapefruit wedge for garnish, 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice, 1/2 ounce orange liqueur, 2 ounces vodka

Start off juicing your grapefruit

then add to your shaker

along with your lemon juice

orange liqueur

and vodka (trust me on this one, it will taste much better if you spring for a more expensive bottle of vodka)

shake well with crushed ice

Enjoy with a garnish of grapefruit wedge.

It’s just that simple, and let’s be honest you want an easy recipe, because you won’t stop at just one of these.

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Pink Grapefruit Cocktail

Recipe courtesy Alex Guarnaschelli for Food Network Magazine


3 1/2 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice, plus grapefruit wedge for garnish

1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce orange liqueur

2 ounces vodka


Shake the grapefruit and lemon juice, orange liqueur, vodka and 1 tablespoon crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. Add a touch more fruit juice or vodka to taste. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with grapefruit. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out all the other participants at I Blame My Mother

~Things I Love Thursday hosted by The Diaper Diaries

~Healthy Helpings hosted by The Krazy Kitchen

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Susie's Homemade September 16, 2009 at 5:51 am

That looks delicious!!


SueSue September 16, 2009 at 6:27 am

Can’t wait to make it! But you know how much I like sweet drinks, so I think I’ll sugar the rim of the glass for the added sweet taste. Hurry up Friday and get here!


SarahHub @ Oakbriar Farm September 16, 2009 at 8:19 am

Mmmm… I’m saving this for after the baby is born!


SnoWhite September 16, 2009 at 9:23 am

I love grapefruit!!! I bet this is really tasty 🙂


Sarah September 16, 2009 at 9:43 am

This looks delicious! I love tart grapefruit so it would be right up my alley.

Thanks for participating in FNCCC!! I can’t wait to see what you choose from Alton.


Mindee@ourfrontdoor September 16, 2009 at 9:43 am

Yeah, I would be nervous about the tartness too. But I’ll trust you here. I happen to have some Grand Marnier and vodka. Maybe this weekend.


Newlywed Chefette September 16, 2009 at 12:13 pm

That looks DELICIOUS….think I’ll go make one RIGHT NOW.

Ummm, I mean when I get home from work. *sigh* 🙂


mub September 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm

This is so pretty! I don’t drink but I love how it looks =D


JO September 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm

looks like a refreshing drink after a hard day’s work.


Sandi Janacek September 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I saw your Newlywed blog and thought it was precious! I would love to be a part of it! I am currently a newlywed and just had our 1 year anniversary!



Stacie Haight Connerty September 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Yum. You had me at Grey Goose.

Now if you could only tell me what a Cherry Lime Rickey is…


Ticia September 16, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I’m impressed you have a shaker.


Chasing the Goose September 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Yummy!!! That looks really good, I will have to pick up a grapefruit next time I have a bad day at work.


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angie September 17, 2009 at 7:53 pm

is this sour or sweet


thediaperdiaries September 17, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Ok, I LOVE grapefruit juice even though it is really tart. This cocktail looks super yummy. Hopefully I can enjoy some post baby!! Thanks for participating in TILT 😉


Live.Love.Eat September 18, 2009 at 8:02 am

This is something I would truly enjoy.


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