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However, while I may have originally made this cocktail for Valentine’s Day, it’s perfect for so many themes!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.
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Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail Ingredients
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Liquid Measure
- Cocktail picks
- Heart-shaped ice cube tray
- Wooden spoon (for removing pomegranate seeds)
- Champagne flutes
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
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:
- 16 oz champagne
- 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- 6 oz vodka
- 6 oz water
- Pink food dye
- 2 Strawberries
- 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.
- Makes 4.
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Strawberries, 1 lb
Simply Grapefruit Juice, 52 fl oz, 100% Juice, Not from Concentrate
Veuve Clicquot Champagne Yellow Label Brut, 750 ml
HIC Ice Tray and Mold, Heart, 8 x 4.5-Inches
Dailyware Toasting Flutes (Set of 12), Elegant Style Glasses, Perfect for Special Occassions
Smirnoff Vodka, 750 ml, 80 Proof
Omishome Complete Bartender Mixology Kit - Elegant Gold Finish Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set with Bamboo Stand and 6 BONUS Sturdy Stainless Steel Straws - A Superb Bartending Set
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This grapefruit vodka cocktail is a fun drink for a girl’s night or a Galentine’s Day celebration!