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Winter is prime time for fresh citrus, and when it comes to cocktails, fresh grapefruit juice is the perfect middleman to invite to the party, offering a semisweet and tart spark of acidity in a way no other fruit can. Thanks to its even-keeled nature, grapefruit juice works well with almost any kind of base spirit. (But do be aware, grapefruit juice can negatively interact with certain medications, so always check with your doctor before imbibing). Here are some of our favorite ways to use grapefruit freshen up cocktail hour.

Bertram’s Cap Apple brandy lends an extra fruity layer to this variation. 

The Daybreaker When the juiciness of sangria meets the sparkle of a spritz.

DJ Lisa Mezcal finds its perfect matches in citrus and cinnamon.

Gin Crown Gin and genever share billing with citrus, walnut and ginger beer. 

Midnight Sun A cocktail bursting with flavors of fruit and spice.

The Old Man and the Sea Coconut water makes this daiq riff a standout.

Pasión de Oaxaca Tropical flavors abound in this agave spirits cocktail from Guelaguetza.

The Papercut Fresh grapefruit juice adds tartness and balance to this vividly aromatic cocktail.

Tasteful Nudes Rosemary and tequila perk up with Aperol and grapefruit.

To Thursday Jamaican rum meets citrus, spice and bubbles.

Thyme After Thyme A simple combo of gin, grapefruit and Cocchi Americano.

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