Easy Grapefruit Spritz Recipe (Without Aperol)

Is there anything more refreshing than a bubbly citrus spritz in the summertime? My Grapfruit Spritz recipe is an easy cocktail perfect for any occasion! With pink grapefruit juice, prosecco, and grapefruit soda, this 3-ingredient drink is truly the most delicious cocktail! 

A grapefruit spritz with a sprig of mint.

What I love about this grapefruit spritz, is that it’s incredibly light. If you’re a fan of grapefruit and aperol, you should try its sister recipe, my Grapefruit Aperol Spritz – a classic Aperol Spritz with the addition of grapefruit juice and grapefruit soda! My grapefruit spritz recipe is the perfect drink on a hot summer’s day, and you could even make a big batch of it for your next gathering. The pink hue and slice of grapefruit make this yummy drink the prettiest summer cocktail! 

If you’re a fan of these easy, no-cocktail-shaker-cocktails, check out my other bubbly cocktail recipes like my Italian Aperol Spritz Pitcher, St-Germain Spritz, Limoncello Spritz, Rosé Aperol Spritz, Classic Aperol Spritz, Non-Alcoholic Aperol Spritz, and Peach Aperol Spritz. I also highly suggest my  Aperol Margarita – the most popular drink on my site! Grab a large wine glass, some prosecco, and get spritzin’!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • 3 ingredients – Besides ice, you only need three ingredients for this spritz. How easy is that? Add a grapefruit slice and you have the prettiest, yummiest summer drink. Cin cin! 
  • Perfect for a crowd – This spritz is light and refreshing. It’s perfect to serve up at summer parties and get together. 
  • Fresh, simple ingredients – Fresh grapefruit juice is the star of this recipe. Make sure to juice your own for the tastiest drink! 

Ingredients

Ingredients for a grapefruit spritz cocktail.

  • Grapefruit soda –  Opt for a high-quality grapefruit soda with real fruit juice for the best flavor. Look for options that use natural ingredients. Bubbly grapefruit soda adds effervescence and a tangy sweetness to the cocktail.
  • Grapefruit juice – Provides tartness and citrusy freshness, serving as the cocktail’s base. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice offers a vibrant burst of citrus flavor with a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness. It adds a refreshing zing to the cocktail and complements the other ingredients beautifully. Strain the juice to remove any pulp for a smoother texture.
  • Prosecco – Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine known for its light and fruity flavor profile. It has delicate bubbles and a crisp, refreshing taste, making it an ideal choice for spritz cocktails. Choose a dry or extra dry Prosecco to prevent the cocktail from becoming overly sweet.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Make it sweet – If you prefer your drink to a bit on the sweet side, consider adding some simple syrup. 
  • Lime juice – Lime and grapefruit pair so well together! Add some fresh lime juice for an extra citrusy kick!
  • Club soda – Don’t have grapefruit soda on hand? No problem! Use a splash of soda water instead. 

Step by Step Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

A balloon glass with ice in it.

Step 1: Fill a glass with ice cubes to chill.

A balloon glass with ice and grapefruit juice in it.

Step 2: Pour 2 ounces of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice over the ice.

A balloon glass with ice and grapefruit and prosecco being poured in.

Step 3: Add 3 ounces of Prosecco to the glass.

A grapefruit spritz with a sprig of mint.

Step 4: Top off the drink with 1 ounce of grapefruit soda for extra dizziness. Gently stir the cocktail to combine the ingredients. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig or a slice of grapefruit on the rim of the glass.

Tips and Notes

  • Quality ingredients – Use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice for the best flavor. Opt for a high-quality Prosecco and grapefruit soda to ensure a delicious and refreshing cocktail.
  • Chill your ingredients – For an extra-refreshing drink, chill your grapefruit juice, Prosecco, and soda before assembling the cocktail. This helps keep the drink cold and maintains its crispness.

A grapefruit spritz cocktail in a balloon glass with a sprig of mint.

Serving Suggestions

  • Outdoor gatherings – Serve your Grapefruit Spritz at outdoor gatherings such as picnics, barbecues, or garden parties. The refreshing citrus flavors and effervescent bubbles are perfect for sipping under the sun.
  • Poolside relaxation – Cool off by the pool with a refreshing Grapefruit Spritz in hand. Set up a stylish bar cart with all the ingredients and let guests mix their own cocktails. Don’t forget to provide plenty of chilled glasses and ice!
  • Al fresco dining – Create a Mediterranean-inspired al fresco dining experience by serving Grapefruit Spritz cocktails alongside light and fresh dishes like grilled seafood, salads, and bruschetta. 

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A refreshing grapefruit spritz.

Easy Grapefruit Spritz Recipe (Without Aperol)

Allie Hagerty
Try my easy and delicious Grapefruit Spritz recipe. With just 3 ingredients, it’s a refreshing and light cocktail that’s perfect for any gathering.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 cocktail

Equipment

  • Wine glass
  • Stirrer
  • jigger

Ingredients
  

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Grapefruit juice
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • 1 ounce Grapefruit soda

Instructions
 

  • Fill a glass with ice cubes to chill.
  • Pour 2 ounces of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice over the ice.
  • Add 3 ounces of Prosecco to the glass.
  • Top off the drink with 1 ounce of grapefruit soda for extra fizziness.
  • Gently stir the cocktail to combine the ingredients.
  • Garnish with a fresh mint sprig or a slice of grapefruit on the rim of the glass.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your refreshing Grapefruit Spritz!

Notes

Quality ingredients – Use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice for the best flavor. Opt for a high-quality Prosecco and grapefruit soda to ensure a delicious and refreshing cocktail.
Chill your ingredients – For an extra-refreshing drink, chill your grapefruit juice, Prosecco, and soda before assembling the cocktail. This helps keep the drink cold and maintains its crispness.
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