Grapefruit Royale

grapefruit cocktail

Grapefruit Royale is a refreshing cocktail, which combines vodka, sweet sparkling Rosé wine and citrus flavours to make the perfect pre-dinner apéritif. 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2 people


To make the garnish, cut a 2cm thick slide from one of the grapefruit halves. 

Cut this in half then remove the peel from each half moon using a knife. 

Take one strip of peel and starting 1cm from the top, cut down the middle all the way to the bottom. 

You will have two 1cm strips connected at the top. 

Using the join as the heart's point, bend the loose ends down inwards to make a heart shape. 

Secure with a cocktail stick, as shown. 

Repeat with the other strip of peel. 

Juice the remaining grapefruit, until you have 100ml of juice. 

Mix the juice with the vodka in a jug and chill, if you have time. 

When ready to serve, divid the vodka mix between two Champagne flutes or coupes and top with chilled sparkling Rosé. 

Garnish with grapefruit. 


1 red grapefruit, halved

25ml shot of vodka

200ml bottle sparkling rosé, chilled