Grapefruit Crush Recipe

Grapefruit Crush

A crisp and refreshing cocktail, the Grapefruit Crush is a delight on warm summer afternoons. This riff on the Orange Crush blends both grapefruit juice and lemon juice for a nice, citrusy tartness that’s smoothed out by the simple syrup, with the soda water giving it just the right amount of brightness.

Frequently served in a collins glass with a straw, our preferred way of enjoying the Grapefruit Crush is in an old-fashioned glass.


2 oz vodka
1 oz Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur (optional)
4 oz fresh grapefruit juice (about 2 grapefruits, juiced)
1.5 oz fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon, juiced)
0.5 oz simple syrup
1 splash soda water
1 sprig mint

Preparation: How to make a Grapefruit Crush

  1. Pour all ingredients except soda into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously, and strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with a splash of soda, and garnish with a sprig of mint (optionally, can substitute mint with either a grapefruit peel or slice).
Grapefruit Crush