This grapefruit martini is perfect for any occasion! It’s made with just 4 simple ingredients and is so delicious and refreshing. Plus, it’s perfect for any time of year – whether you’re celebrating summer or the holidays.
Grapefruit is one of my favorite citrus fruits. This flavor is bright and fresh and perfect in this martini. For this recipe, we add sparkling rosé and vodka which gives it the best flavor and delicious bubbles! The pretty pink color of this drink is beautiful too. Check out all of our pink cocktails too!
Serve this classic cocktail at your next gathering! It’s perfect for a girls’ night, happy hour, or any special occasion such as baby showers, Valentine’s Day, bridal showers, New Year’s Eve, or any holiday party!
How to Make This Grapefruit Martini Recipe
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You’ll need a cocktail shaker, a martini glass, or a coupe glass.
Simple Syrup – We have a guide on how to create a simple syrup. It’s very easy and uses tequila parts white sugar and water. Since the recipe only uses a little simple syrup, you can store it in the refrigerator or use it when making cocktails at home.
Grapefruit Juice – Fresh grapefruit juice is the best. However, you may also use store-bought grapefruit juice as well. Just make sure it’s 100% grapefruit juice with no added sugar. You can use pink grapefruit juice or white!
Vodka – You can use plain vodka or if you find grapefruit vodka you can use that. Buy a smooth vodka to use for martinis.
Sparkling Rosé – I love the color rosé adds to the cocktail. You can also use Prosecco as well. Prosecco goes wonderful in cocktails and would be lovely in this martini recipe too. I also love it in a mimosa too!
Ice Cubes – These are used for shaking the cocktail.
Expert Tips for Making a Grapefruit Martini
- Always use good quality ingredients.
- Chill the grapefruit juice and sparkling rosé before making the cocktail.
- Make sure all your ingredients are cold when adding them to the shaker.
- Shake the cocktail vigorously for 20-30 seconds. This helps give your grapefruit martini a nice foamy top.
- Add a fun cocktail garnished with candied grapefruit or a slice of fresh grapefruit wedge to the drink.
- Add a fresh herb for some greenery. A rosemary sprig, fresh thyme, or even fresh mint leaves look beautiful.
- Serve it in a chilled martini glass.
Variations and Substitutions
You can swap out the vodka for gin if you prefer that.
Use a sparkling white or Prosecco instead of sparkling Rosé
Add a dash of orange liqueur like triple sec for a little kick.
If you want to enjoy this refreshing cocktail without alcohol you can! Simply leave out the vodka and instead of sparkling wine, use ginger ale. This will give it a delicious flavor and bubbles but without the alcohol.
What to Serve with A Grapefruit Martini
This drink goes with many dishes. Serve it with party appetizers with this refreshing grapefruit martini! Here are some delicious ideas:
Frequently Asked Questions
Gin, tequila, and vodka are the most popular alcohols for grapefruit martinis.
There are a few, but our favorite drinks made with grapefruit juice and vodka are a greyhound and a grapefruit martini!
A grapefruit martini usually has around 190-200 calories. This can vary depending on the ingredients and how much of each you use.
More Martini Recipes and Grapefruit Cocktails You’ll Love
Here are more of our favorite cocktail recipes!
Cranberry Martini – This drink is made with fresh cranberry juice and is also super refreshing.
Apple Martini – A refreshing apple cocktail made with apple juice and apple vodka.
Peppermint Martini – Looking for a light, peppermint drink this is your cocktail!
Italian Paloma Recipe – This is a twist on a classic and so good!
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Sparkling Grapefruit Martini
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 3 ounces grapefruit juice, unsweetened
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces sparkling rosé , or Prosecco
- In a cocktail shaker add the simple syrup, grapefruit juice, vodka and ice.
- Shake for 20 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Pour sparkling Rosé over the top.