Your Winter Sweetz Grapefruit Pairings Guide

These are ingredients and flavors that pair well with Texas red grapefruit. Incorporate them in your favorite recipes like cakes, cocktails, salads, or smoothies!

Mouthwatering Combos
Savory Grapefruit Flavor Pairings

Texas red grapefruit makes an excellent addition to all kinds of savory dishes, from roasts to barbecues. Here are just a few of the many different savory flavors that pair well with grapefruit:

  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Chili peppers
A Tangy Twist
Sweet Grapefruit Flavor Pairings

Using grapefruit in sweet dishes is a bit of a no-brainer, but we bet you’ll be surprised by just how many recipes can get an extra tangy kick from a Texas red grapefruit. Below you can find some of the many different sweet flavors that pair well with grapefruit:

  • Ginger
  • Mint
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Mulling spices
  • Chia seeds
  • Other citrus (lemons, limes, oranges)
  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries)
  • Vanilla
Sips and Spritz
Alcohol Grapefruit Pairings Guide

Grapefruits are absolutely full of juice, and that makes them a great option for countless drink recipes. The list of sweet flavors above can give you some ideas for mixed drinks you could make with the spirits below, or take this guide as a simple pairing guide for grapefruit dishes:

  • Tequila
  • Bourbon
  • Gin
  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Wheat beer
  • Rye whiskey
  • Campari
  • Orange liquor
Grapefruit How-To
How To Use Grapefruit in Your Recipes

Grapefruit flavor pairings are nearly endless thanks to the versatility of this tasty fruit. Grapefruits make a great addition to nearly any dish, from smoothies and desserts to entrees and salads. You can segment dry your grapefruit, use the zest from the skin, or supreme the fruit to get perfect slices without the pith. Check out our collection of grapefruit recipes to learn about the many different ways to use grapefruits.