This refreshing holiday drink is low in sugar, thanks to its simple combination of bubbly club soda and fresh citrus. The grapefruit juice adds a hint of sweetness, while the club soda gives the cocktail some texture. Mix that together with some vodka and you've got a low calorie holiday drink. This recipe uses vitamin-rich grapefruit to create a cocktail high in flavor and low in calories—only 87 per serving! The small grapefruit wedge on each glass serves not only as a garnish, but also as a healthy little bite to enjoy while sipping on the cocktail Grapefruit is loaded with water, and may help speed weight loss because it's high in nutrients while containing few calories. It can help you reduce hunger, lower "bad" LDL cholesterol, and boost your fiber intake as well. The best part? This recipe requires hardly any time or ingredients to prepare, so it's perfect to serve at a holiday party for a low-sugar, low-calorie drink option. RELATED: 6 Citrus Recipes for a Happier WinterWatch the video for a demonstration on how to make this healthy cocktail


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7 mins
7 mins
Makes 8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Rub rims of 8 (8-ounce) martini glasses with 8 grapefruit wedges.

  • Place sea salt into a shallow dish and dip martini-glass rims in the salt.

  • Fill martini shaker halfway with crushed ice. Add 1/2 cup vodka and 3/4 cup grapefruit juice; shake to chill.

  • Strain evenly into 4 of the martini glasses. Stir in 2 tablespoons club soda per glass. Repeat to make 8 drinks.

  • Garnish glasses with grapefruit wedges.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; carbohydrates 5g; sodium 597mg; calcium 9mg.