Ruby red grapefruit is such a treat when it’s in season. The sweet-tasting juice, combined with fresh, pine-scented rosemary and crisp, chilled vodka, are the star ingredients for our ruby red grapefruit cocktail recipe!

Fresh ruby red grapefruit juice is sure to tingle your taste buds, and the rosemary taste (which reminds us of Christmas trees), will balance the bitter in our cold weather cocktail. The recipe is super simple, and it’s a fun, clean-tasting beverage to enjoy with friends.

Top each cocktail with a sprig of rosemary to really dress this drink up.

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A glass of a ruby red grapefruit cocktail with rosemary simple syrup and garnished with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe


Yield: 6 servings
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rosemary simple syrup



  • To make rosemary syrup, bring water and ¾ cup sugar to boil in medium saucepan. Remove saucepan from stove; add rosemary sprigs. Let pan sit until syrup has cooled, about 5 minutes then remove rosemary sprigs.
  • Pour rosemary syrup, grapefruit juice, and vodka into cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
  • Wet rims of drink glasses and dip glasses in remaining sugar.
  • Divide cocktail into glasses and top with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with rosemary and serve


It’s okay to purchase prepackaged grapefruit juice form the store – especially if you’re short on time!
Calories: 239kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 31mg, Potassium: 22mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 47g
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