The grapefruit tonic is a refreshing combination of ingredients from the tropics with a taste of the Mediterranean. It’s a great beverage to have after a long day, or as a refreshing summer drink. The base ingredients are:

This cocktail is a rather common one, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. In spite of its popularity, is has a rather odd name that doesn’t really fit the drink’s taste, and is a rather odd concoction. The ingredients are simple. You need a glass of fresh squeezed juice, some gin and a few drops of rosewater. As for the gin, you could use white spirit, but I prefer to use a good quality London dry gin, like Beefeater.

The grapefruit tisane has been around for centuries, but it’s only recently that started to garner attention as a healthy cocktail, thanks to the fact that it contains all the ingredients of a healthy cocktail: it’s easy to prepare, it’s easy to drink, and it has a healthy dose of antioxidants and vitamin C. This cocktail has a lot of health benefits, such as decreasing inflammation, improving immunity, increasing the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, and even boosting the libido.

Grapefruit is ideal for a refreshing summer cocktail. Grapefruit is one of our favorite cocktail mixers since it is tart, sweet, and refreshing. It may brighten up a summer cocktail or balance out a stronger one. This grapefruit tonic drink is ideal for sipping as the kids play in the pool or on the patio. You’ll be making this drink all year long since it’s so simple to prepare.

My husband’s drinking preferences shift with time. I seldom prepare a drink for him without his permission since his preferences may vary from red wine to beer to mixed cocktails on rare occasions. Matt was given a grapefruit drink by a neighbor one night, and he couldn’t believe how much he liked it. That’s when we decided to try our hand at making a grapefruit tonic drink. It’s straightforward. It’s new. It’s ideal for our steamy summer days. (I’ll add that this gin makes a significant impact as well.)

For our tonic drink, how do you chop a grapefruit?

Begin by slicing a grapefruit in half and cutting off both ends. One of the sliced ends of the grapefruit should face you. Cut numerous 1/4-inch slices from the grapefruit’s outer edge. Peel the grapefruit using the knife. With the knife, cut off each portion. It’s now ready to use!

Is it possible to cut a grapefruit in the same way as an orange is sliced?

Like an orange, you may peel it and cut it into pieces. However, the membranes of a grapefruit are considerably harder than those of an orange, and I find them unpleasant to eat. Keeping the peel on makes it much simpler to squeeze or juice in this recipe. Another option is to split the grapefruit in half and use a serrated grapefruit spoon to scoop out the segments.


Is it possible to freeze fresh grapefruit?

Absolutely! Grapefruit may be frozen for later use. Peel them and freeze the entire thing, or split them into pieces and freeze the portions separately. Grapefruit may be eaten straight from the freezer, thrown in water for a fruit ice cube, blended, or thawed and eaten later.

How to create a grapefruit tonic drink that’s easy to make

Grapefruit should be cut into wedges.

Fill the glass halfway with ice.

In a glass, pour the gin.

1-2 grapefruit segments squeezed into gin and ice

Finish with a tonic.

Serve with a grapefruit slice and mint as a garnish.


This drink will refresh and revitalize whatever you have going on, whether you are poolside, beachfront, or street-side with friends or simply watching the kids play. Simple, straightforward, and delicious. Remember that grapefruit the next time you go to the store.

Time to prepare: 5 minutes

5 minutes in total


  • 12 ounces of tonic water
  • 6 oz gin
  • 2 grapefruits (fresh)
  • mint


  1. Grapefruit should be cut into 6 wedges.
  2. Fill glass halfway with ice and press one grapefruit slice into it.
  3. Pour 1.5 oz (one shot) of gin into a shot glass.
  4. To fill the glass, pour tonic.
  5. Serve with a mint leaf and a grapefruit slice on the side.
  6. Take a sip and relax!

Information about nutrition:



Size of Serving:

1 tbsp. per serving 181 calories 0g total fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g trans fat 0g of unsaturated fat 0 mg cholesterol 12 mg sodium 22g carbohydrate 2 g fiber 17 g sugar 1 gram of protein

(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)

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Grapefruit? Yes, grapefruit. You know what a health nut I am. Pure, natural, nutritious, superfoods, right? Wrong. In fact, I’m not a health nut at all. I’m a total junkie. I either crave or crave not, depending on what’s on sale. It’s that simple. And, grapefruit is one such craving.. Read more about what tonic goes with pink grapefruit gin and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

What gin goes with grapefruit tonic?

Gin and tonic is a classic cocktail that can be made with any type of gin.

How do you use grapefruit tonic water?

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Does tonic water have grapefruit juice in it?

Yes, tonic water has grapefruit juice in it.

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