Grapefruit Ginger Fizz

A festive grapefruit mocktail made with ginger beer, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, and fresh rosemary is a refreshing drink to sip on. It’s a quick and easy alcohol-free drink great for the holiday season.

a glass of grapefruit ginger fizz.

The holiday season is great and all, but if it gets a little too merry, this festive grapefruit mocktail is a great way to take a break from the excesses of the season. 

The flavor is fresh and bright with fresh-squeezed juice, and a twist of rosemary adds herbal goodness. Add in some fizzy ginger beer, and you get a festive alcohol-free grapefruit ginger fizz that will keep you appropriately merry, if you know what I mean.

And don’t worry, you can easily change it up with a shot of booze if you want to turn up the festiveness of the season. It’s a delicious drink either way. 

ingredients for the drink.

Ingredients

  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Granulated sugar or simple syrup
  • Fresh grapefruit juice
  • Ginger beer
photo collage showing how to make the drink.

How to Make It

In a tall glass, muddle the rosemary and sugar together until the rosemary is fragrant and broken down a bit.

Fill the glass with ice and pour the grapefruit juice over the top. Stir to combine.

Top the drink with ginger beer and add a sprig of rosemary and grapefruit wedge for garnish. For an extra touch, sugar the rim of the glass before mixing the drink.

Make It Boozy

Turn the mocktail into a grapefruit cocktail, omit the sugar, and add one ounce or so of vodka. This essentially turns it into a grapefruit Moscow mule.

Recipe Tips

  • You can swap the rosemary for fresh mint leaves or thyme for a different taste.
  • You can use pink grapefruit juice from a carton (instead of fresh), but you may want to reduce the added sugar if the juice is sweetened.
  • There are tons of options for ginger beer – some are spicier, sweeter, ginger-y, so have fun experimenting with different ones to make your perfect drink!
  • If you don’t like ginger beer, skip it and use soda water or sparkling water to make a sparkling grapefruit mocktail.
  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice would be a great addition, too.

Make it mocktail-style or boozy – either way, it’s a refreshing drink for the holiday season. I hope you enjoy it!

Happy sipping,

April
close-up shot of the drink.

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Grapefruit Ginger Fizz

a glass of grapefruit ginger fizz.

A festive grapefruit mocktail made with ginger beer, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, and fresh rosemary is a refreshing drink to sip on. It’s a quick and easy alcohol-free drink great for the holiday season.

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 small sprig of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3 ounces fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 3 ounces ginger beer

Optional Garnishes

  • Fresh rosemary
  • Grapefruit wedge

Instructions

  1. In a tall glass, muddle the rosemary and sugar together until the rosemary is very fragrant and broken down a bit.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and add in the grapefruit juice; stir.
  3. Top with ginger beer, add the garnishes and serve immediately. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 15.9g
  • Sodium: 10.8mg
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.5g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: gingerbeer mocktail, grapefruit mocktail,

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The nutrition is an estimate only. It was calculated using Nutrifox, an online nutrition calculator.

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