Vodka Grapefruit Sour

Vodka Grapefruit Sour cocktail

The Vodka Grapefruit Sour was first served at the Bombay Club in Mumbai, India in the 1930s. It is reported to have been developed by Mumbai-based bartender Ram Kishore Khurana for customers who wanted a drink similar to a Tom Collins but with vodka instead of gin. It is a cocktail that is made with vodka, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and honey. This cocktail is very light and crisp, perfect for a lunch or dinner-time drink.

Spirits Used:


¾ ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
1½ ounces vodka or grapefruit flavored vodka
Mint sprig for garnish


1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and vodka.
2. Add ice and shake to chill.
3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

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