Grapefruit CrushI’ve made mention of the Orange Crushes that are a favorite of our Delmarva beaches. But, have you ever heard of the grapefruit crush? It’s exactly like the orange crush. But, you guessed it! You’re using lots of fresh juice from grapefruits – in place of oranges, to get this lovely cocktail.

The good folks at Karlsson’s sent me a bottle of their Gold Vodka to try. Ya’ll know me – I’m not one to turn down a bottle of booze! The minute I opened the bottle and gave it a whiff, I was impressed. While most vodkas don’t smell or taste like much of anything – this had all kind of floral notes going on. That’s probably because it’s made by a single distillation and is unfiltered – a rarity among vodkas of today. What also sets them apart is that they only use baby new potatoes, of several Swedish varieties in the mash process. This leads to a vodka with plenty of great flavor – I mentioned the floral notes, but also fresh herbs, and grapefruit. Highly recommended!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! We’re looking forward to the Salisbury Festival here, a local event that’s held annually. I’ll be at Parker Place selling cupcakes, for any of you locals out and about! Stop by and say hello. Don’t forget to enter the Magimix Giveaway if you haven’t done so already. Winner will be chosen Monday morning!


  1. Posted April 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM | Permalink

    You had me at grapefruit!

  2. Arik
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM | Permalink

    I like greyhounds– very similar to this. Grapefruit and vodka. Salty dogs are good too– same as a greyhound but with a salted rim. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Posted April 26, 2013 at 7:52 PM | Permalink

    I’m always down for a cocktail, especially one that isn’t laden with weird syrupy mixes. This looks great!

  4. April
    Posted May 18, 2013 at 8:50 PM | Permalink

    I just made this tonight and it was delicious!! I used freshly juiced grapefruit. Great summer drink!

  5. Caroline
    Posted September 16, 2013 at 4:15 PM | Permalink

    Here’s my grapefruit crush:

    Finlandia grapefruit vodka
    Fresh squeezed pink grapefruit (about 1 1/2 per glass)
    Splash of cranberry juice


  6. Pamela
    Posted May 18, 2014 at 4:12 PM | Permalink

    The bars in Ocean City Maryland make great grapefruit crushes. Makes the summertime delicious.

  7. Jodie
    Posted June 4, 2015 at 6:28 PM | Permalink

    Lemon Crushes are good too. Taste like lemonade.

  8. Merit Wolff
    Posted January 9, 2016 at 8:42 PM | Permalink

    It is amazing! And so good for you too!

  9. Julie F.
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 7:53 AM | Permalink

    Salt the rim for an even better experience!!

  10. Sam
    Posted July 21, 2018 at 11:30 PM | Permalink

    I just tried this at home and it’s delicious! Much prefer w a splash of club soda instead of the sprite be the triple sec or whatever orange liquer you use already adds a ton of sugar.

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