Grapefruit Lime Spritzers

Lime Grapefruit Spritzer

Oh hey there. How has your week been? If the answer is good, bad or ugly, I bet you’d still take a drink, no? If so, you’re in the right place. John makes a great bartender.

Stolichnaya Vodka

I have just the cocktail for you. It’s one that John made me a few weeks back on a random Saturday afternoon at the request of  “something grapefruity and lime-ish,” and I’ve been pining after it ever since. Freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime juice, two types of booze, and a touch of tonic water for a bubbly effect. Mmm, bubbles.

Triple SecGrapefruit Lime Spritzers!

Simple cocktail perfection is what I like to call it. Or, you could call it a grapefruit lime spritzer. Your call. The grapefruit adds plenty of sweetness while the tart lime offsets it perfectly, and I don’t say that loosely. PER-FECT-LY. The booze doesn’t hurt either. Just sayin’.

Grapefruit Lime Spritzers | Minimalist Baker

Magazine reading, TV watching, dinner party, evening in for one (or two). These are are just a few occasions this drink would be perfect for. Personally, I preferred the magazine reading, but do what you will. I won’t judge.

Grapefruit Lime Spritzers!! So simple and the best cocktail I've ever had!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Grapefruit Lime Spritzers
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A simple grapefruit lime spritzer with freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime juice, two types of liquor and tonic water for a bubbly effect. Simple cocktail perfection.
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 2
  • 1 large grapefruit, juiced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces (6 Tbsp) vodka
  • 1.5 ounces (3 Tbsp) triple sec
  • 1/2 cup tonic water
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  1. Add grapefruit juice, lime juice, vodka, triple sec and 6-8 ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to combine.
  2. Add ice to two serving glasses and then add a Tablespoon or two of tonic water, so the alcohol doesn't settle at the bottom.
  3. Next, pour the cocktail mixture evenly into the two glasses, leaving a little room on top for more tonic water. Top off with tonic and garnish with fresh slices of grapefruit and lime. Serve immediately. Yum.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 beverage Calories: 225 Fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 16 g Sugar: 30 g Fiber: 1.4 g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 beverage; recipe yields two servings

danaHi, I'm Dana! I am a food stylist, photographer, and author of the Food Photography School and the 31 Meals Cookbook.

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  1. Barticagyal says

    Love how everyone posted that this beverage “sounds” and “looks” amazing. I tried it and it is. Was our go to holiday beverage this year for Christmas and New Years in Mozambique.

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