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Grapefruit cocktails have become my go-to summertime drink. They are light, fruity, and refreshing, without being overly sweet. On a recent Friday I tackled the task of creating my own grapefruit cocktail and ended up with this Grapefruit Lime Fizz. It’s made with freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime juices, a dash of simple syrup to add sweetness, plus gin and tonic water. It’s a slightly sweet and effervescent cocktail, and the perfect way to jump start your weekend.

This cocktail can be prepared in just a couple of minutes, and it uses few ingredients – some of which you might already have at home. While I used fresh grapefruit and lime, you could by grapefruit and lime juice to create an easy timesaving shortcut. I made cocktails for two, you could adjust this recipe to make it for a crowd. It’s the type of cocktail that can be made ahead of time, just add the ice at the last minute before guests arrive. The pretty pink color would make it a fun cocktail to serve at a bridal shower, and it would look beautiful displayed in a drink dispenser.

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I love how the sweetness balances with the bitter and sour flavors of the grapefruit. And I feel like since it does have fresh fruit juice, it’s a little healthier than other cocktails… right?

Grapefruit Lime Fizz


Grapefruit Lime Fizz

Yields 2

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1/3 cup Gin
  • 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 Tonic Water
  • Crushed Ice


  1. Slices of Lime and Grapefruit for garnish
  2. Fill two glasses 2/3 full with crushed ice. Pour the tonic water over the ice.
  3. Pour the grapefruit juice, lime juice, gin, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Add 1/2 cup of ice, place the lid on the shaker and shake for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour the grapefruit mixture over the tonic water, stir, and serve.

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Julie @LiveFromJulie'sHouse

Sunday 24th of July 2016

Sounds like a perfect summer drink - so refreshing. Thank you for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Kit Graham

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

Refreshing flavors and bubbles, what more could someone want on a summer day?!


Friday 29th of July 2016

It's definitely the thing to serve on a hot day!

Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

Sunday 24th of July 2016

OH my - yes! These look and sound AMAZING! I love grapefruit. Cute glasses too!

Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

Wishing you a lovely weekend. xoxo

Kit Graham

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

I have definitely learned to love grapefruit in the past couple of years. I think drinking Radler beers might have had an impact.

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Friday 22nd of July 2016

This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

Kit Graham

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

Thanks Helen!

Louann Kristy

Thursday 21st of July 2016

This looks so refreshing !

Kit Graham

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

Thanks Louann! I think grapefruit is so satisfying on a hot day!

Samantha @

Monday 18th of July 2016

Loving the cups and straws! Thank you for joining the Family Joy Link Party!

Kit Graham

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

Paper straws are a food bloggers best friend! I have a big box of them so I can match the drink to the straw!

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