Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz Recipe

Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz Recipe

grapefruit fizz
© Ken Carlton

It’s no coincidence that “creatives” flock to Paris. The streets are named after philosophers and it seems every great artist can boast a favorite Parisian watering hole. I was in the mood for something new when I happened upon this variation of a drink popular in the 1940s. Try it at the end of an especially long day and see what spirits it may unlock.

Grapefruit Fizz ingredients
© Ken Carlton

Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz


  • 1 whole fresh grapefruit
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • One egg white
  • One and a half jiggers of gin or vodka
  • Ice

grapefruit fizzMethod:

  • Fresh squeeze a quarter cup of juice from the grapefruit
  • Separate out one egg white in a bowl
  • Place both in a standard-sized cocktail mixer
  • Add two teaspoons of honey
  • Measure in a jigger or two of vodka or gin
  • Fill with ice
  • Shake vigorously for at least a minute until the concoction foams
  • Serve neat in a classic coupe or on the rocks in the prettiest glass you own
  • Sip quietly with pen and paper by side, just in case
Ken Carlton is founder and editor-in-chief of Beyondish, a food review and storytelling website. He is the author or ghostwriter of eight books, including the award-winning memoir, THE HUNGER, the story behind Greenwich Village’s celebrity hotspot, The Waverly Inn. Ken wrote the "His Point of View" column for Cosmopolitan and appeared as a dating expert on OPRAH. He still muses about food, relationships and parenting at his website, Food for Marriage. A New Yorker and Parisian at heart, he has scripted conferences in Paris for CNN and Fortune magazine. Ken and his wife, a professor, split their time between Brooklyn, NY and Chicago. You can follow him on Instagram @foodformarriage



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