By now you know that we’re obsessed with winter citrus. Not only are citrus fruits—grapefruit, in particular—at peak season right now, but they are a bright taste of summer especially needed here in the Northeast. So with grapefruit always in my fruit bowl these days, I’m looking for fresh ways to enjoy it, from plain to broiled to these drinks made with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

If you’re loving grapefruit as much as me, treat yourself to these grapefruit cocktail and mocktail recipes to brighten up your winter weekend. Cheers.

Top: Grapefruit Salty Dog at The Cookie Rookie | Ombre Grapefruit Mocktail at Handmade Mood

Related: Our tips for picking, storing, and cooking with winter citrus.


Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe: Grapefruit Salty Dog

Whenever you can get your hands on gorgeous, in-season grapefruit, it's time to shake up this Salty Dog cocktail |

Simple is often the best and this Grapefruit Salty Dog cocktail recipe at The Cookie Rookie is a perfect example. Given how few ingredeints go into making this cocktail, this is the perfect time to make it with perfectly ripe red grapefruit. It is not the same made with store-bought grapefruit juice. Also, though it may seem like a small thing, using the right kind of ice can really make a cocktail work—or not work. Used crushed in this to achieve perfect balance.

Related: The perfect winter citrus cocktail and mocktail recipes.


Grapefruit Mocktail Recipe: Ombre Grapefruit Mocktail

Turn fresh, in-season grapefruit juice into an Ombre Grapefruit Mocktail with this easy recipe (perfect for parties and showers!) | Handmade Mood

If you’d rather skip the booze, whether for grown ups or for kids, this Ombre Grapefruit Mocktail at Handmade Mood is a lovely choice. Made with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, this drink is totally delicious. It’s also easy enough to make for a family pick-me-up and pretty enough to serve at a party, especially if you rim the glass with that pretty pink sugar (perfect for a shower!).