Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

This easy Grapefruit Gin Cocktail only has 3 ingredients and not only tastes great, but it looks pretty too. Use your favorite gin, elderflower liqueur, and fresh grapefruit juice to make this perfect pink cocktail.

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Grapefruit juice and elderflower liqueur are a flavor match made in heaven. Add your favorite gin and you have a Grapefruit Gin Cocktail that will be your new favorite. Make a craft cocktail at home with only 3 ingredients!

If you love grapefruit, check out my recipes for Pink Grapefruit Bars or Grapefruit Pound Cake for more citrusy treats.

Ingredients Needed to Make a Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

  • gin of choice
  • freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, strained
  • elderflower liqueur such at St-Germain
  • a fresh sprig of rosemary, optional

How to Make this Cocktail

Squeeze the juice from the grapefruit and strain out the pulp using a fine-mesh sieve. Add all of the cocktail ingredients and fresh ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 20-30 seconds to ensure the cocktail is nice and cold. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary if desired and enjoy!

What is Elderflower Liqueur?

Elderflower Liqueur is a floral and sweet liqueur that can be enjoyed on its own or in a craft cocktail. This liqueur is made from elderflowers which have their own unique scent and taste. The most common brand of elderflower liqueur is St-Germain. Most liquor stores have St-Germain and a few options that are less expensive as well.

bottle of st germain liqueur
St-Germain Liqueur

Tips for Making This Cocktail

  • I used pink grapefruit for this cocktail but you can use whatever type of grapefruit you have. Red grapefruit would be really pretty and a little sweeter.
  • Straining the pulp from the grapefruit juice will ensure a smooth cocktail and an easier pour into the glass. Make sure you use fresh grapefruit juice.
  • If you choose to garnish with a rosemary spring, if you gently press and roll the piece between your finger you will release the oils and the aroma will be stronger, enhancing the drink.
  • The better the gin you use, the better the drink will taste. I would recommend using a more aromatic and herbal gin like Aviation or Hendricks.
  • Make sure you shake your cocktail until it is nice and cold. I always give a few extra shakes when I think I’m done just for good measure. This cocktail is best when super cold.

Tools to Make A Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

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rosemary gin cocktail

Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

A refreshing a delicious Rosemary Gin Cocktail.
5 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 228kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous



  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice, strained
  • 1 ounces elderflower liqueur (I used St-Germain)
  • sprig of rosemary as garnish


  • Juice the grapefruit and strain the liquid from the pulp. Discard the pulp.
    grapefruit juice being strained into a glass
  • Add all of the ingredients and fresh ice to a cocktail shaker and shake for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary for aroma, and enjoy! Cheers!
    rosemary gin cocktail


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.6g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 7mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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