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Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail

5 from 1 vote
Total Time: 5 mins

This Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail is perfect for those who love bold flavors. It is spicy yet sweet, bubbly, and so refreshing. This mocktail was made for sipping and savoring on warm afternoons.

Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail

This Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail has epic flavor! The base is ginger beer with grapefruit juice, a touch of lime juice, and tonic water for fizz. It quickly stirs together, requires no fancy bar equipment, and there is no particular way of adding the ingredients. Easily make this for yourself or stir up a pitcher for barbeques, parties, or girl’s night.

An easy and delicious Ginger Beer Mocktail with grapefruit and lime juice!

What Is In A Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail?

  • Grapefruit Juice: I used bottled grapefruit juice from Simply. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice works great too!
  • Ginger Beer: It has a spicier, sharp ginger flavor which makes it perfect for this mocktail. If you do not like a very strong ginger flavor you can use Ginger Ale in it’s place.
  • Tonic Water: Adds a light, bubbly sensation. Club soda and mineral water are great alternatives to tonic water.
  • Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed is the best option here, bottled lime juice does not taste as good.
  • Optional Garnishes: Lime slice, grapefruit slice, and candied ginger.
Ingredients needed. Grapefruit juice, lime juice, ginger beer, tonic water, candied ginger, fresh grapefruit.

Done In Under 5 Minutes

This drink requires pouring, stirring, and sipping. It is that simple! There is no fancy method or order you have to add the ingredients. There is no fancy bar equipment needed either.

To a glass, I used a mule cup, fill it halfway with ice. Pour over the grapefruit juice, ginger beer, tonic water, and lime juice. Stir everything together really well and garnish with a grapefruit slice and candied ginger.

PRO TIP: If you want to avoid adding ice and a watered down cocktail, chill the ingredients ahead of time!

Mocktail mixed in 5 minutes, garnished, and ready for sipping.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this with alcohol? Yes, of course! A classic mule or ginger beer cocktail has vodka in it. Easily replace the tonic water with equal parts vodka or adding 2 ounces of vodka to the drink.

Why is it called Ginger Beer? Does it contain alcohol? Ginger Beer was originally made by fermenting ginger root, sugar, and water to make alcohol. Ginger Beers you find at the grocery store today do not typically contain any alcohol. Just double check what you buy if you are concerned.

Can kids drink this Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail? The short answer is yes, but most kids do not like this at all. The intense and spicy taste of the ginger is typically too much for them. If you are wanting to make a version for kids you can always use ginger ale for theirs.

Closeup of mocktail garnish: candied ginger and a grapefruit slice.

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2 Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktails garnished with candied ginger and fresh grapefruit wedge.

Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail

Elizabeth Swoish
This Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail has epic flavor! It is spicy yet sweet, bubbly, and so refreshing. Easily make this for yourself or stir up a pitcher for barbeques, parties, or girls night.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Servings 1
Calories 67 kcal


  • 3 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • 2 ounces tonic water
  • ½ lime; juiced
  • grapefruit slice; garnish
  • candied ginger; garnish


  • To a glass add ice, grapefruit juice, ginger beer, tonic water, and lime juice.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Garnish with grapefruit slice and candied ginger.



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By Elizabeth Swoish on May 13th, 2022

1 thought on “Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail”

  1. 5 stars
    Addicted to this! I am a huge mule fan and was looking for a mocktail version and this is it! Absolutely love the grapefruit with the ginger beer!


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