Grapefruit Crush

Grapefruit Crush, the perfect summer cocktail. The sunny weather is something we have all been waiting for. Now it has, it is time to relax with some ice-cold drinks.

Grapefruit Crush is a drink inspired from Baltimore, where the crushed ice drink first originated. I visited Baltimore in January for the American football play-offs and we were SO lucky with the weather – 19 degrees in January – so T-shirts and Crushed cocktails became a thing.

This drink can be enjoyed with alcohol or not, either way it is a refreshing treat. It’s a versatile cocktail recipe and can be enjoyed with or without alcohol.


  • 1 Grapefruit (or carton of Grapefruit juice or syrup)
  • Crushed Ice
  • 1-2 shots of clear spirits – Gin/Vodka/White Rum
  • Sprite/Lemonade – to top up


To make, first ensure you have ice in the freezer.

Take a tumbler, and if making the Grapefruit Crush alcoholic, add in a shot of your chosen beverage – preferably a clear spirit. I have tried this with gin and vodka and both taste great! If not, add more lemonade in the next step.

Squeeze half of the grapefruit juice into the glass. Take 3 or 4 scoops of ice and crush them in a blender. Fill the glass with ice.

Finally, top up with the sprite and serve!

Enjoy more ice cold drinks with this Fresh Lemonade and Frozen Berry Smoothie.

Grapefruit Crush

Free From Foodie
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 1 Shot Clear Alcoholic Spirit Gin, Vodka, White Rum
  • Glassful of crushed ice
  • Glassful of Lemonade


  1. Ensure you have ice in the freezer.
  2. Take a glass and add a shot of your chosen spirit.
  3. Juice half the grapefruit into the glass.
  4. Crush 3-4 scoops of ice in a blender and fill the glass.
  5. Top up with lemonade.
Keyword Grapefruit Crush, Iced Drinks, Summer Cocktails
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