A fun grapefruit vodka cocktail with champagne – this Pretty Pink Champagne Cocktail looks sweet but is pleasantly tart and fizzy!
I first shared this Cupid’s Cocktail on my friend’s blog, Amanda’s Cookin’.
Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail Recipe
I love making themed cocktail recipes (if my Halloween Cocktail collection is any indication) and when challenge to come up with a Cupid-inspired cocktail, I went all out with hearts, plenty of pink, and even some cocktail spears acting as arrows!
However, while I may have originally made this cocktail for Valentine’s Day, it’s perfect for so many themes! It’s pretty in pink, it works great for a Bachelorette or a girl’s night, for a girly New Year’s Eve, or just a fun way to toast a special occasion!
I love how feminine and pretty they look while having a balanced, tart flavor thanks to a blend of grapefruit and pomegranate. The champagne adds a pleasant fizziness while the vodka makes it a stronger cocktail. (Simply omit the vodka if you don’t want your drinks as strong.) It’s a fun alternative to a Paloma cocktail if you (or your guests) aren’t huge fans of tequila.
Because there is no added sweetness with the flavors added in, you can go with a sweeter champagne. I personally wouldn’t spend too much on a champagne being used for a cocktail – I’d probably select a nice, well-priced sparkling wine or a prosecco.
Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail Ingredients
- 16 oz champagne
- 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- 6 oz vodka
- 6 oz water
- Pink food dye
- 2 Strawberries
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Jigger or measuring cup
- Cocktail picks
- Heart-shaped ice cube tray
- Wooden spoon (for removing pomegranate seeds)
- Champagne flutes
How to Make a Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail
A few hours before you plan to make the cocktails, prepare the vodka ice cubes.
Stir 2 oz of the vodka with the water and dye to your preferred colour with the pink food dye. Pour into the heart shaped ice cubes and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
It’s also helpful to deseed your pomegranate beforehand – my favorite method is cutting the pomegranate in half, holding it over a bowl filled 1/4 of the way with cold water and whacking the back of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon, letting the seeds drop into the water.
When ready to serve, place your ice cubes and pomegranate seeds in your champagne flutes. Fill each with 2 oz grapefruit juice, then skewer your strawberries and place on top.
Top with champagne and enjoy immediately.
Grab your copy of our printable grapefruit champagne cocktail recipe here:
This grapefruit vodka cocktail is a fun drink for a girl’s night or a Galentine’s Day celebration!