Pamplemousse Cocktail

By Published On: March 12th, 2021

My Pamplemousse Cocktail is a wonderful bitter/sweet affair that’s light, zingy, and full of flavour. Mix things up with this supercharged, super-delicious grapefruit cocktail.

Pamplemousse Cocktail

I'm always trying new and interesting cocktails at home. I found myself at the liquor store recently eyeing up a bottle of Pamplemousse (Grapefruit) Liqueur. I LOVE grapefruit in all guises, so obviously popped it into the basket.

I love the bitterness of grapefruit, and my favourite grapefruit liqueur has some of that, so I just knew that it would work well with Tanqueray gin. My favourite, the Negroni, has a similar note which inspired me to try some vermouth - The pamplemousse uses dry vermouth instead of sweet, and to pump up the grapefruit flavour, some fresh pink grapefruit juice.

Pamplemousse Cocktail

After a quick shake, it was ready and I must say - absolutely delicious!! I like it with a little lemon or grapefruit peel, which I'll agitate to activate the oils and then rub it around the rim of the glass for a little lemon infusion. It's wonderful!

If you're a fan of not too sweet cocktails that have a tartness, and bitterness then The Pamplemousse will be right up your rue. Santé!!

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Pamplemousse Cocktail

Pamplemousse cocktail

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Recipe by Lee
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails, French
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings (adjustable) 1
Calories (per serving) | 225



  • Combine and shake together all the ingredients with ice then pour over more ice in a highball glass. Serve with a lemon or grapefruit peel on top.


Calories: 225kcal (11%) | Carbohydrates: 29g (10%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 1g (2%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 281mg (8%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 21g (23%) | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 17mg (21%) | Calcium: 12mg (1%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)
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