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Grapefruit Mint Vodka Spritz is easy to make for yourself or for a crowd! It’s the perfect drink for a party. Made with homemade honey-mint simple syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, and farm-crafted Prairie Organic Vodka – you’ll be sipping this light and refreshing cocktail all summer long.

When the seasons change, I can’t resist the urge to reach for a fruity, fizzy, and refreshing glass of something interesting.  That’s, by the way, the official description of this drink: “a fruity, fizzy, refreshing glass of something interesting”. Have I sold you on it yet? ???? Ok, ok, fine, we’ll call it by its official name: it’s a spritz!

What is a spritz?

I’m not sure if there is any official definition of a spritz, but generally, it is understood to be a light, fizzy, fruity alcoholic drink of some kind. If you follow Pinterest trends or any number of lifestyle bloggers, I’m sure you are quite familiar with the resurgent Aperol Spritz, a drink that lets us all close our eyes and pretend to be on the Italian Riviera, if only until the glass is empty.  Technically speaking, a spritz drink is supposed to be a wine-based cocktail, with a fizzy finish courtesy of Prosecco and a splash of soda water. But, well, that’s boring. You can find that recipe all over Pinterest and Instagram and at seemingly every touristy cafe in Italy.  We’re going rogue. 

The Grapefruit Mint Vodka Spritz

Admittedly, the only characteristic in common that my spritz has with an official spritz is the spritziness. That is to say, they’re both pleasantly carbonated. Otherwise, they bear little resemblance to one another. 

As the name suggests, this drink is flavored with herbs, citrus, and vodka for a match you would never guess would work quite so well. Today, I’ll be using Prairie Organic vodka for its rich, smooth flavor! You’ll start by making a quickie simple syrup. Normally, a simple syrup is made by simmering water and white cane sugar together until the sugar is melted, but in this case, we’re going to use honey for a more natural source of sweetness, and because honey, grapefruit, and mint are another surprisingly complementary flavor group.

You’ll also add some roughly chopped mint to infuse the simple syrup.

Once the syrup is finished, you’ll need to let it cool before you mix your drink, which is great, because it means that you can make the simple syrup ahead of time. (Did I mention this drink is fantastic for parties?). When you’re ready to imbibe, simply: 

  • Fill a couple of glasses with ice
  • Add a shot of Prairie Organic Vodka (it’s also gluten free – more on that in just a minute!) and a tablespoon or two of your simple syrup
  • Pour in some grapefruit juice
  • Top with club soda

And you’re done! 

This drink is just ask quick and easy to make for 2 as it is for 20, so be sure to save this recipe for the next time you have friends over for a casual outdoor dinner. 

You’ll notice that this drink contains vodka, which, we’ve been told for years, is typically not gluten free. But things have changed. 

A must-try in the gluten free vodka scene is Prairie Organic Spirits, which uses corn as the base of their product, not wheat (and, bonus, the leftover grains from the distillation process are turned into animal feed – I really like that detail!).  Prairie Organic Spirits makes classic vodka, cucumber flavored vodka, and gin, all of which you can find in stores throughout the midwest (they’re local to the midwest, too! All of their products are farm-crafted in Minnesota.), and all of which are USDA certified organic – another reason that I like supporting this brand.You can earn cash back on your Prairie Organic Spirits purchase now with this special Ibotta offer here while supplies last!    In fact, they’re the #1 Organic Spirit on the market, and they’re paying it forward: Prairie Organic’s Spirits gives 1% back to help more farmers go organic. What most people don’t understand is the incredible personal and financial sacrifice that it takes for a farmer to transition a farm from conventional to organic. In some cases, it can mean years of transition, in which the farmer’s livelihood is impacted. Without support from Prairie Organic, farmers are more likely to continue using conventional farming methods that are destructive to the food supply and the environment. So, the fund is a big deal. 

Back to the recipe!

You can prepare this drink ahead of time:  mix all of the ingredients except the club soda, and keep it in the fridge for up to 6 hours. Top it off and garnish it with the fizz at the last minute, or else it will go flat and all the vibrant garnishes will become wilted and soggy.

Kick up your feet and enjoy this refreshing cocktail!

This is one of my new favorite summer cocktails, and I hope it will be one of yours, too.   Continue to Content

Grapefruit Mint Vodka Spritz

Yield: 3 ServingsPrep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 15 large fresh mint leaves, torn, plus more for garnish
  • 3 shots Prairie Organic Vodka
  • Grapefruit juice (About 1 cup)
  • Club Soda
  • Ice
  • Sliced fresh grapefruit and cucumbers, and roughly chopped fresh mint, for garnish


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together the water, honey, and mint leaves.
  2. Microwave on high for 30-60 seconds, until the honey is melted into the water.
  3. Allow the honey-mint syrup to cool to room temperature.
  4. While the syrup is cooling, fill 2-3 cocktail glasses with a mixture of ice, cucumber slices, grapefruit slices, and fresh mint leaves.
  5. Just before you’re ready to serve the drinks, divide the simple syrup between prepared cocktail glasses (2-3 tablespoons per glass).
  6. Add 1 tablespoon Prairie Organic Vodka to each glass.
  7. Fill the glass 3/4 of the way to the top with grapefruit juice.
  8. Top off with club soda, garnish with an additional sprig of fresh mint and a festive straw, and enjoy!


You can prepare the honey-mint syrup ahead of time, strain out the mint leaves, and store it in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it. It will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.

This recipe doubles, or triples well.

You can prepare this ahead of time, but do not add the seltzer until you’re ready to serve the drink.

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