Try a Bourbon Grapefruit Sidecar for cocktail hour tonight!

Bourbon Grapefruit Sidecar

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

This tart and sweet bourbon cocktail is perfect for brunch or happy hour!



For the garnish

  • 1 tablespoon grapefruit zest
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 half of a thin grapefruit slice

For the drink

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce orange liquor (like Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec)
  • 1/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice


  1. Dip the rim of a coupe glass into a shallow dish of water.
  2. Mix the zest and sugar together on another shallow dish the dip the rim of the glass in to coat the edge.
  3. Add the bourbon, orange liquor and grapefruit juice to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass and garnish with grapefruit slice.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American