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


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grapefruit martini with Thai basil and hydrangea blower in background

Grapefruit Martini


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


Squeeze grapefruit and lemon using a fruit juicer. Strain into a cocktail shaker. Add cointreau and gin. Add a few large pieces of ice, and shake vigorously.

Strain into chilled martini glass, and garnish with Thai basil leave.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: cocktails

Keywords: grapefruit, martini, thai basil

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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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