pink grapefuit vodka cocktail with grapefuit halves in background

Pink Grapefruit Cocktail

Now that we are having friends over again, I wanted to create a fun cocktail that would be perfect for summer. I love a light and refreshing cocktail on warm days, so I created this pink grapefruit vodka cocktail with rosemary that is very beautiful and festive.

In this summery cocktail, grapefruit juice adds both tartness and sweetness, sparkling water adds bubbles to almost turn it into a spritzer, and rosemary sprigs add a subtle herby-ness that complements the grapefruit juice. And if you want to make a non-alcoholic version, you can easily omit the vodka.

vodka grapefruit cocktail with rosemary sprigs in a large wine glass

Ingredients Needed

  • Vokda – I prefer Absolut Vodka, but any brand of vodka will do.
  • Grapefruit juice – I used the generic brand at my local grocery store. If you live somewhere where grapefruit is plentiful and/or cheap, go ahead and juice as many grapefruits as necessary to make 2 cocktail servings.
  • Sparkling water – I used lemon-flavored sparkling water. You could also use grapefruit-flavored sparkling water, or just regular sparkling water as well.
  • Rosemary sprigs – I have a rosemary plant in my backyard so I snipped a few sprigs from that, but you can find fresh rosemary easily at your local market (or farmers market).
pink grapefruit vodka cocktail in a wine glass with slice of grapefruit stuck on side of glass
pink grapefruit cocktail in wine glass with cut grapefruit in background

After more than a year of cooking and baking up a storm simply because that is how I deal with my anxiety, I want my time in the kitchen to be as easy as possible. This pink grapefruit vodka cocktail recipe requires no fancy equipment, takes all of 5 minutes, and is so delicious and satisfying.

Pro tip: If you want a stronger rosemary flavor and have a muddler on hand, you could muddle the rosemary and add to your grapefruit juice/vodka mixture before shaking to combine.

Enjoy your week, and feel free to drop me a line in the comments – I would love to hear if you try this recipe! Or tag me on Instagram @maryannehoekstra to let me know how it turned out! Also, if you are enjoying my blog, please consider recommending it to your friends. They can subscribe here.

What To Serve With Pink Grapefruit Cocktail

pink grapefuit vodka cocktail with grapefuit halves in background

Pink Grapefruit Cocktail

This pink grapefruit vodka cocktail is light and refreshing, with subtle herby flavor from fresh rosemary. It's the perfect summer cocktail!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cocktails


  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 8 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 8 ounces sparkling water
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 slices of grapefruit (optional)


  • Pour vodka and grapefruit juice into a container with lid. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.
  • Pour into glasses and add sparkling water and rosemary sprigs. If using grapefruit slices as garnish, add to glass rims.
Keyword grapefruit, grapefruit juice, rosemary, sparkling water, vodka


  1. 5 stars
    Looking forward to enjoying this poolside all summer long! Very unique and tasty, with a kick; love it!

  2. 5 stars
    Very refreshing drink and I love the tangy flavors !

  3. 5 stars
    Looking forward to trying this over the weekend. It’s gorgeous weather out here and this the perfect cocktail for the season.

  4. 5 stars
    This cocktail was absolutely perfect for summer!! It’s light, refreshing and tastes great!

  5. 5 stars
    Looks delicious — a great summer cocktail with citrus flavor.

  6. Barbara J Haner

    5 stars
    What juice would you recommend for a substitute if you can’t drink grapefruit juice?

    • Gastronotherapy

      Orange juice would be just as delicious, or even cranberry juice. And I think both would pair really nicely with the rosemary.

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