The Story Behind The Grapefruit Daiquiri

This week we came across some deliciously ripe grapefruits in Asheville. We wanted to create some cocktails that would allow the flavor to come through as much as possible. We made a few different cocktails, but our favorite was this Grapefruit Daiquiri, with a little bit of agave syrup to give it some depth. Using a white rum is perfect for cocktails where you want a specific flavor to show through but also want to taste a little of the base. To help make sure the grapefruit wasn’t too overpowering, we also added in a little bit of lime juice. With all these ingredients coming together, we found a great balance and delicious variation on the classic Daiquiri.


  • 1.5 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave syrup


  1. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice
  2. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Fine strain into a coupe glass
  4. Garnish with grapefruit twist
  5. Enjoy!

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Updated: 2019-05-06

Grapefruit Daiquiri Recipe