Winter Grapefruit Cocktail

This refreshing winter cocktail uses grapefruit peels to flavor the simple syrup and fresh grapefruit juice to bring the perfect tartness to every sip.

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minutesCook: 5 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3 medium grapefruits
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • 2 cups Kroger Brand Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • Ice cubes, to serve


  • Cut peels off grapefruits; discard white pith. Reserve flesh.
  • In small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine sugar and water. Once sugar is dissolved, add grapefruit peels and rosemary sprigs. Simmer 5 minutes; strain into bowl, discarding peels (they can be composted!). Set aside to cool.
  • Juice and strain grapefruit flesh into small pitcher. Mix in vodka, cranberry juice and syrup.
  • Serve over ice with fresh rosemary. Refrigerate leftovers.