Grapefruit Gin Fizz


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The sweet tartness of grapefruit juice combines with the citrus botanicals in gin for a fruity, zesty drink that’s perfect for relaxing at home or with friends. The next time you entertain, try a Grapefruit Gin Fizz.

Grapefruit gin fizz on a striped mat on a table.

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Why you’ll love this cocktail

If you have a well-stocked bar, this cocktail will be easy to make.

  • There are just three ingredients – gin, grapefruit juice, and club soda.
  • You can make individual cocktails or a pitcher for a larger group. Don’t add the club soda until you are ready to serve.
  • It’s tart and refreshing at the same time.
  • Add some fizz by topping off the drink with some tonic water or club soda.
  • It’s kind of relaxing to juice the grapefruit by hand with a juicer.
  • Try it for yourself to see how vibrant and refreshing this grapefruit gin fizz is.
Two halves of a grapefruit, a bottle of gin and a bottle of club soda on a brown board.


All it takes to make this gin and grapefruit cocktail are, well, gin, grapefruit juice, and club soda. Use your favorite gin and fresh grapefruit juice. If fresh grapefruit juice isn’t available, you can use store-bought. Fresh juice makes the drink taste better.

The club soda adds effervescence to the drink which takes it to another level. You can certainly leave it out, but I encourage you to try it first.

Two cocktails on a table garnished with grapefruit wedges.

How do you make a Grapefruit Gin Fizz Cocktail?

If you’re making 2 drinks, use a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add the gin and grapefruit juice and shake. Strain into rocks glasses that are filled with ice and top off with a splash of club soda.

If you want to make a pitcher for a crowd, double or triple the ingredients. Add the gin and grapefruit juice directly to a pitcher filled with ice. Serve in glasses filled with ice and top off with a splash of club soda.

Pro Tip: Freeze fresh grapefruit juice in ice cube trays and use it in the glasses. No cocktail dilution.

Two grapefruit cocktails on a table garnished with grapefruit wedges.

What is a fizz cocktail?

A “fizz” is a mixed drink variation on the older sours family of cocktails. Its defining features are an acidic juice and carbonated water such as club soda or tonic water. It typically includes gin or rum as the alcohol in the drink.

What can I serve with a gin fizz?

Light seafood dishes, citrus-based salads, or creamy desserts compliment the flavors in this grapefruit gin fizz. Try an appetizer of spicy Caribbean shrimp, arugula and quinoa salad or lobster roll street tacos for dinner.

More tasty cocktails with grapefruit juice

If tart cocktails are your jam, try a tequila sunset or a classic salty dog. Now grapefruit lovers have a variety of drinks to enjoy. This sugar plum cocktail is such a lovely color for the holidays.

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Grapefruit Gin Fizz

A tart and refreshing cocktail, the Grapefruit Gin Fizz cocktail is full of flavor.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2


  • 4 ounces gin
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces club soda, divided
  • 2-4 wedges grapefruit for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add the gin and grapefruit juice. Give it a few shakes.
    4 ounces gin, 4 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Strain the mixture into two rocks glasses that have been filled with ice. Add a splash of club soda to each glass.
    2 ounces club soda, divided
  • Place a small grapefruit wedge in each glass and place another one on the rim of the glass. Serve.

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  1. 5 stars
    Tart, bubbly, and gin-forward – just the way I like it. The grapefruit added a citrusy edge that was really refreshing.

  2. 5 stars
    I love the taste of grapefruit so this was a must try for me. It was the perfect blend and so refreshing.

  3. 5 stars
    I find grapefruit so refreshing, especially in hot weather. It was perfect with gin – such a yummy cocktail!

  4. 5 stars
    Grapefruit is one of my favorite flavors and it worked well with gin for a cocktail!
    Thanks for a great recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    I love this cocktail! It was so bright and refreshing, and I added a splash of tonic water like you mentioned, and it paired really well with the tart flavour or the grapefruit! I enjoyed this at a get-together with friends, and it was just perfect.

  6. 5 stars
    I love a nice gin fizz, but this was especially special with the addition of grapefruit. Such a tart and refreshing flavor!

  7. 5 stars
    I really enjoyed the simplicity of this cocktail! It has a deliciously fresh and fruity taste. Easy to make and even easier to drink. Bonus!

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