Grapefruit Martini

My absolute go to, favorite cocktail is a grapefruit martini! And when I say grapefruit, I mean freshly squeezed. The fresh taste hits just right. I also love to garnish a grapefruit martini with fresh herbs in the summer. We love to garnish with a sprig of Thai Basil! A spiral of grapefruit peel is also a great garnish for a grapefruit martini!


What you will need to make a grapefruit martini:

  • Grapefruit
  • Vodka or Gin
  • Lemon
  • Cointreau
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Citrus juicer
  • Martini glass
  • Ice


grapefruit martini with Thai basil and hydrangea blower in background

Grapefruit Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grapefruit, martini
Servings: 1 martini
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 ounce cointreau
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Ice
  • Thai Basil for garnish


  • Squeeze grapefruit and lemon using a fruit juicer.
    1 grapefruit, 1 lemon
  • Strain into a cocktail shaker. Add cointreau and gin.
    1 ounce cointreau, 2 ounces gin
  • Add a few large pieces of ice, and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into chilled martini glass, and garnish with Thai basil leaf.
    Thai Basil for garnish


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2968IU | Vitamin C: 137mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Elaine & James Reply

    Yum, grapefruit, lemon and basil! We can’t wait to try this!

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