Grapefruit Lillet Cocktail -- Made with only three ingredients, this Grapefruit Lillet Cocktail is the perfect combination of bitter and sweet and makes for a refreshing cocktail any time of year | wearenotmartha.com #grapefruit #lillet #lilletblanc #vodka #grapefruitcocktail #cocktails
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Grapefruit Lillet Cocktail

Made with only three ingredients, this Grapefruit Lillet Cocktail is the perfect combination of bitter and sweet and makes for a refreshing cocktail any time of year.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grapefruit Cocktails, Grapefruit Drinks, Vodka Cocktail Recipes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • Coarse sugar, for rim (optional)
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. lillet blanc
  • 2 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (ruby red preferred)
  • Rosemary, for garnish (optional)
  • Sprig of thyme or orange peel, for garnish

Instructions

  • If you want a sugared rim, place coarse sugar on a small plate and moisten rim of coup glass (or other small cocktail glass) with a little grapefruit juice. Place glass upside-down on plate to coat rim in sugar.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add grapefruit juice, vodka, and Lillet Blanc.
  • Shake well and pour into prepared glass.
  • Garnish cocktail with small grapefruit wedge and a sprig of thyme or orange peel.

Notes

  • Cocktail recipe adapted from Highlands Bar and Grill via Serious Eats.
  • Note: the color of the cocktail will depend a lot on the color of your grapefruit. Use ruby red grapefruit if you want a pinker looking drink rather than a yellow drink.
  • If you're in a rush or don't have access to fresh grapefruit,  you can use store-bought juice instead.