Grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit! With this easy-to-make Triple Grapefruit Fizz drink, you'll combine grapefruit vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, and grapefruit seltzer for one delicious citrus cocktail.
(This recipe for Triple Grapefruit Fizz drinks was originally published in March 2013, but was updated with new photos and content in 2020).
Attention, attention... this cocktail is for grapefruit lovers only. Seriously, if you're not into the slightly tart citrus fruit, stay far, far away. But if you're a grapefruit lover like I am, you're going to be seriously obsessed with this triple grapefruit fizz drink.
I've been loving this cocktail in the summer months, but since grapefruit is a winter fruit, as well, it can really be enjoyed all year round!
Yes, I call this drink a triple grapefruit cocktail... meaning there's 3 kinds of grapefruit goodness in it, including:
- Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- Grapefruit vodka
- Grapefruit seltzer
I've made this drink many times over the years and I can assure you if you don't have all three of the ingredients, you can easily make some substitutions. My most common substitution is to use plain vodka instead of grapefruit vodka.
You can also use a plain seltzer if you don't have grapefruit seltzer.
Of course, if you substitute out the vodka or seltzer, you'll have to call this cocktail a "double" grapefruit fizz... But I won't tell anyone!
And if you don't have fresh grapefruits on hand, you can certainly use store-bought grapefruit juice. I always think fresh is better, but there are some delicious 100% fruit juice options.
Triple Grapefruit Fizz Drink Recipe
Since pink grapefruit is the best, I decided to give my cocktail glass a pink sugar rim. You can obviously skip this step; it just adds a fun little pizazz to the cocktail!
If you're using the sugar, place it on a small plate. Rim your glass with a little grapefruit juice and set glass upside down in the sugar.
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add 2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and 2 oz. grapefruit vodka. Shake well and pour into ice-filled cocktail glass. Top with 2 0z. grapefruit seltzer (you can add more seltzer if you want).
A little grapefruit wedge garnish accents the pink sugar well. Which is always a plus.
This recipe makes only one cocktail, but it's obviously super easy to multiply. Which you'll certainly want to do if you love your family and friends.
Bonus points for the fact that this triple grapefruit fizz drink will get you a full day's worth of Vitamin C. I love a cocktail that also provides me with some nutritional value.
Especially a pretty pink one.
Are you as obsessed with grapefruit as I am?
For more delicious grapefruit cocktails, check out my Grapefruit Lillet Cocktail and my Spicy Roasted Grapefruit Margaritas. I also can't wait to try these Grapefruit Paloma Blended Cocktails from Whipped It Up.
Triple Grapefruit Fizz
- Colored sugar for rim (if desired)
- 2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 2 oz. grapefruit vodka (can substitute with unflavored vodka)
- 2 oz. grapefruit seltzer
- Grapefruit wedge, for garnish
- If using sugar for rim, pour a little bit on a small plate. Brush some grapefruit juice around the rim of your cocktail glass and place glass upside down in sugar to coat rim.
- In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and grapefruit vodka. Shake well and pour into ice-filled cocktail glass.
- Top with grapefruit seltzer and add a grapefruit wedge garnish onto the side of the glass.