Check out these refreshing cocktails with a grapefruit twist

Photo credit: Santera Tequila
Photo credit: Santera Tequila

Grapefruits have a lot of wonderful health benefits. The low calorie fruit — which varies in taste from acidic, to bitter and even extra sweet — is filled with nutrients and vitamin A and C. It supports healthy, glowing skin and can also assist in weight loss, according to Medical News Today. The citric fruit can lower the risk of strokes in women, help maintain a healthy heart, and help combat the formation of cancer.

With all the great reasons to drink grapefruit juice, including its rich flavor, it’s no wonder that several of the tastiest cocktails include touches of the fantastic fruit.

Here are some mouth-watering grapefruit-flavored cocktails to get you in the mood for a good time.

Photo credit: 1800 Tequila
Photo credit: 1800 Tequila

The Marguerite – A modern ode to the classic margarita and old-fashioned, The Marguerite is the ultimate cocktail merger. The rich, spicy flavor of the 1800 Reposado, along with the refreshing citrus create an updated twist on this traditional cocktail.

1.5 oz. 1800 Reposado
1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
0.5 oz. Fino Sherry
0.5 oz. Maraschino Liqueur

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Photo credit: Hangar 1 Vodka
Photo credit: Hangar 1 Vodka

Alameda Aperitif – The classic Aperitif with Hangar 1 Straight — the perfectly balance of straight vodka with fresh and slighting floral notes — brings out the true flavors in each of the ingredients of this cocktail.

1 oz. Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
1 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice
1 oz. Unti Rose
½ oz. Bianco Vermouth
1 oz. seltzer water

Build over ice in wine glass.

Photo credit: Boodles Gin
Photo credit: Boodles Gin

Salted Negroni – Cool, refreshing, seaside adaptation of a classic gin cocktail. Grapefruit is a perfect pairing for Boodles Gin, allowing for the botanical and citrus notes of the gin to lead.

1.5 oz. Boodles Gin
0.75 oz. Sweet Vermouth
0.75 oz. Campari
1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
2 oz. Soda Water
Sea Salt

Quickly shake gin, vermouth, bitter liqueur, grapefruit juice and a small pinch of sea salt. Strain in Collins glass over ice and 2 oz. soda water. Add another small pinch of sea salt and garnish with long grapefruit peel.

Photo credit: Santera Tequila
Photo credit: Santera Tequila

El Incendio – This new cocktail is a refreshing blend of the classic margarita and everyone’s favorite negroni. The warm sage flavors compliment the fresh grapefruit taste, allowing Santera Blanco’s clean taste to shine.

1.5 oz. Santera Blanco Tequila
0.50 oz. Campari
0.50 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
0.50 oz. Fresh lemon Juice
0.75 oz. Sage Simple Syrup
Dried sage, garnish

Combine ingredients, except Campari, in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Float Campari on top and garnish with a small bunch of dried sage.

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