This light and refreshing Pink Grapefruit Martini is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Made with grapefruit juice, lime juice, vodka, and orange liqueur, it is shaken, not stirred, and served with a slice of lime. It is a sophisticated cocktail that has had a pretty in pink makeover!
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Pink Grapefruit Martini
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.
The martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages.
There are lots of variations of the original martini, one being a vodka martini, also known as a vodkatini.
James Bond is famously known for ordering his vodka martini shaken, not stirred. And so that’s what we’re going to be doing in this Pink Grapefruit Martini!
Don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.
This martini cocktail is made with pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, vodka, and an orange liqueur such as Cointreau or triple sec, you can use whichever you prefer.
If you want more of a grapefruit hit, you could use a grapefruit vodka, or even a grapefruit liqueur instead of orange.
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Pink Grapefruit Martini Variations
Frozen Pink Grapefruit Martini
Want to turn this cocktail into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!
Pink Grapefruit Martini Party Punch
Want to make this martini for a crowd? It’s so easy! Here’s how to do it!
As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.
Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice to keep the cocktail chilled. Instead of using water to make ice cube, why not try using juice instead – it won’t dilute the cocktail then!
Add slices of grapefruit, orange, and lime into the drinks container too if you like. You could also skewer the fruit onto cocktail picks and leave a plateful near the glasses so that guests can garnish their glasses.
Speaking of which, place cocktail glasses in the bar or serving area along with a filled ice bucket
To make a big batch of Pink Grapefruit Martini Party Punch, mix together:
- 6 parts Pink Grapefruit Juice
- 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
- 3 parts Vodka
- 1 part Orange Liqueur
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make a Pink Grapefruit Martini?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- Ice, to fill a cocktail shaker
- 6 oz fresh pink grapefruit juice
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 3 oz vodka
- 1 oz orange liquor, such as Cointreau or triple sec
- 1 large lime, cut into slices
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all other ingredients.
- Cover and shake vigorously to blend.
- Remove lid and strain into martini glasses.
- Garnish with slices of lime and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Meal!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Appetizer: Feta Cucumber Cups Appetizer for Summer Parties
- Main Dish: Italian Style Lamb Shanks in the Slow Cooker
- Side Dish: Roasted Vegetable & Orzo Salad
- Dessert: Delicious & Easy Lemon Hand Pies
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