Triple Grapefruit Fizz (and a Polar Seltzer Giveaway!)

March 15, 2013

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Triple Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail with Polar Seltzer -- wearenotmartha.com

My name is Susie and I’m an addict. Wait, that’s probably not the best way to start a Cocktail Friday post, is it? Before you come and try to convince me that alcohol is not the answer, I should clarify. I’m addicted to water. Not quite as exciting, right? But a little safer? Well, more specifically, it’s Polar Seltzer water I’m addicted to. I promise you it’s exciting. Exciting enough that I drink a liter a day cannot break the habit. Nor do I want to. Because plain old water bores me and drinking Polar Seltzer means I enjoy drinking water. Also, sometimes it goes nicely in a cocktail. Like today.

My history with Polar Seltzer is a long one, going back 25+ years ago to when my family took trips to New York state and drove past and waved at the Polar Beverages polar bear in Worcester. That started my obsession and it’s still going strong today. Stronger, really.To the point where people in my office sometimes laugh at me because I’m rarely in a meeting without my bottle of Polar Seltzer. I even managed to snap a photo with Orson when he was in Boston with the Today Show last month. The fact that I’m posting such a horrendous photo of myself for all the world to see should kind of sort of be proof of my devotion.

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I’ve been chatting it up with the Polar Seltzer crew on Twitter (I like to believe it’s Orson behind the keyboard) and they asked if I wanted to create a cocktail and hold a giveaway for WANM readers. Answer? Yes. And thus, the Triple Grapefruit Fizz was born. It uses 3 grapefruit-y things, including Polar Ruby Red Grapefruit Seltzer. If you don’t have grapefruit vodka, you can totally use regular vodka, but then you’ll just have to call this the Double Grapefruit Fizz. Which doesn’t sound quite as fun, but I guess it will do. Also, you don’t necessarily have to rim your glasses in pink sugar. My husband looked at me like I was crazy when I handed him this glass… But then he took a sip and got over the pink sugar real quickly. I probably could have added an umbrella to the drink and he wouldn’t have even noticed. Muhahaha.

Triple Grapefruit Fizz (makes 1 drink):
Print this recipe!

  • Sugar (colored if you want) for glass rim
  • 1.5 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1.5 oz. grapefruit vodka
  • 2 oz. Polar Ruby Red Grapefruit Seltzer

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Ruby Red Grapefruit is one of my favorite Polar Seltzers. But don’t make me decide on my ultimate favorite. There are WAY TOO MANY flavors for me to decide.

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Anyway, let’s mix this baby with some vodka. By the way, Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Vodka has macerated grapefruit in it and is worth every penny.

Place your sugar on a small plate. Rim the glass with a little grapefruit juice and set glass upside down in the sugar.

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I love grapefruit. I was going to tell a funny story about how Chris tried to serve me grapefruit a couple months ago. But I’ll save him the embarrassment. Anyway, you don’t need to cut this grapefruit in any way fancy; you just want to get the juice out of it.

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Fill a glass with ice. And pour in the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and grapefruit vodka. Top with 2 oz. of Polar Ruby Red Grapefruit Seltzer or more if you’d like!

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A little grapefruit wedge garnish accents the pink sugar well. Which is always a plus.

Triple Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail with Polar Seltzer -- wearenotmartha.com

If you have a loved one and you really actually love them, you’ll make them one, too. Otherwise, that’s just rude.

Triple Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail with Polar Seltzer -- wearenotmartha.com

But this drink was pretty awesome. A little bit tart, but because all of the grapefruit flavors were ruby red, it wasn’t the kind of drink that would have you puckering.

Triple Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail with Polar Seltzer -- wearenotmartha.com

And I didn’t think I could love Polar Seltzer more than I already did. Their website actually has tons of other drink recipes on it, too, if grapefruit isn’t quite your thing. Looks like I’ve got Cocktail Friday covered for the next 9042 weeks.

 

Triple Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail with Polar Seltzer -- wearenotmartha.com

Like I mentioned earlier, there are too many delicious flavors for me to choose a favorite. But I’ll try anyway, Aside from grapefruit, I’m a huge fan of Cherry Pomegranate, Orange Vanilla, and Granny Smith Apple. But I’ve never tried one I didn’t like.

 

Triple Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail with Polar Seltzer -- wearenotmartha.com

Oh my gosh, I didn’t even mention one of the best things in the world. Polar Seltzer comes out with limited edition flavors twice a year, in the winter and summer. It’s basically like Christmas twice a year, except a Christmas that lasts for a couple months with lots of gifts. For instance, the flavors for this past winter? Well my favorite was Egg Nog (don’t make fun of me for drinking egg nog flavored water until you try it. DO NOT.), Butter Rum (alcohol-free unless you change that yourself), and Vanilla Pear (which is now being made a permanent flavor! Yay!). I was frightened by Chocolate Mint and Boston Cream Pie at first, but definitely came around to the Chocolate Mint, finding it nice and refreshing.

YES, I do think about and analyze Polar Seltzer this much.

Triple Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail with Polar Seltzer -- wearenotmartha.com

The summer flavors were to die for last year. All were from a different tropical location: Mint Mojito (Miami), Pina Colada (Puerto Rico), Ginger Lemonade (Jamaica), Orange Mango (Brazil), And Pineapple Passionfruit (Hawaii). All were my favorites. But I might cry if I never get to enjoy Ginger Lemonade again.

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This year’s summer flavors are coming out in May!! And the only hint I could get them to spill is that the destinations theme will continue with the addition of Europe to the roster. Hmmm. I’m going with Sangria flavor from Spain! What do you think?

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Polar Seltzer Givaway!

Now, I’m get to give one WANM reader a sampler case of Polar Seltzer, so you can try a variety for yourself! All you have to do is tell me what flavor Polar Seltzer you would use to create a cocktail. Enter by Monday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m. For extra entries 1) Follow @wearenotmartha on Twitter, 2) Follow @Polarseltzer on Twitter, and 3) “Like” We are not Martha on Facebook. Just make sure you leave a comment for each method of entry you use!

If you win, I hope you become as obsessed as I am. If you don’t win, I hope you still do.

Good luck! And Happy Cocktail Friday! See? I’m well-balanced. I like water, too.

[Sues]

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135 Responses to "Triple Grapefruit Fizz (and a Polar Seltzer Giveaway!)"

  1. Marcie says:

    I’d mix Lime seltzer with a little gin and garnish with a fresh lime wedge…simple and tasty!

  2. Marcie says:

    Twitter follower of We are Not Martha

  3. Marcie says:

    Polar Seltzer twitter follower

  4. Marcie says:

    Facebook follower

  5. Simply Life says:

    I would wait for that Egg Nog flavor to come around again because it was sooooo good!

  6. Kristina says:

    I’d try to make a chocolate mint cocktail. I also found it refreshing but drank my limited supply before mixing!

  7. Kristina says:

    Liked your page

  8. Kerri says:

    I recently discovered Polar Orange Vanilla seltzer. It is to die for! Especially when mixed with a little whipped cream vodka 🙂

  9. Shannon says:

    I am maybe a little more obsessed than I should be with polar springs seltzer – I’ve actually been eyeing the grapefruit flavor, but had been thinking about using it with gin, I had no idea about the pink grapefruit vodka flavor!

  10. Shannon says:

    Twitter follower!

  11. Shannon says:

    Facebook follower.

  12. Shannon says:

    Polar Seltzer follower:)

  13. Odetta says:

    Such a good idea for drinking enough water and having fun with it! I need to find Polar- especially the vanilla! And mix it with vodka for a “homemade” vanilla vodka and soda!

  14. Odetta says:

    Following you on twitter!

  15. Odetta says:

    And Polar Seltzer on twitter!

  16. Odetta says:

    And I like you on Facebook!!

  17. Jamie Palme says:

    I would love to have a cocktail made from the Butter Rum flavored Seltzer. I had it for the first time this past holiday season and fell in love.

  18. Pamela S says:

    I am totally in love with their ruby red grapefruit flavor!!!! (I keep hoping it’ll show up in the 2 liter bottles.) That drink you made sounds AMAZING!

  19. Sherri says:

    Strawberry season is right around the corner….make us a cocktail with the elusive strawberry polar seltzer…..it will be my incentive to go hunt a bottle down as that is the only flavor I have never tasted!!! Yes, I am obsessed as well. But finding a new flavor is like a treasure hunt…walked into Wegman’s the other day and they had 24 bottles of Ginger Lemonade all on sale. SCORE!

  20. Dana says:

    since vodka seltzer lime is my favorite drink, I think all would be great. grapefruit sounds delightful!

  21. brandi says:

    i would LOVE to try the ginger lemonade! i can’t find polar here 🙁 i want all the flavors!! 🙂

  22. brandi says:

    already follow you on twitter!

  23. Emily says:

    I would love to try the orange vanilla, with a dash of heavy cream, OJ,and high quality orange vodka for a fizzy cream sicle!

  24. brandi says:

    follow polar on twitter

  25. brandi says:

    and, duh, already like you on FB 🙂

  26. Nicole B. says:

    I love all kinds of Polar seltzer, but my all time favorite is the pink grapefruit! Since you already invented that cocktail, how about blueberry polar with muddled blueberries & mint with vodka?

  27. Nicole B. says:

    Followed polar on twitter!

  28. Nicole B. says:

    Following WANM on twitter!

  29. Joanna says:

    Cherry pomegranate seltzer with a few cherries from the Ole Smokey Tennessee Moonshine and a few pomegranate seeds. YUM!

  30. Nicole B. says:

    Liked you on FB, too!

  31. kimz says:

    Admittedly, I never thought about Polar seltzer and liquor! And now I have to wait another 4 1/2 months before I can have alcohol again, ifyougetmydrift! When the time comes, I’d be game to try anything with the Orange Vanilla, definitely my favorite. I’m guessing vodka …

  32. I’ve mixed Polar Pomegranate with Pomegranate Vodka and a squeeze of fresh lime over ice… SO good! 🙂

  33. … and you know I follow you on Twitter, as well as Polar.
    xo
    P

  34. kimz says:

    Twitter follower for the win!

  35. kimz says:

    Facebook follower for the win!

  36. Mal says:

    Yum! This is a beautiful drink and sounds so delicious! I’d love to make a grown up raspberry lime rickey w/ their raspberry lime seltzer!

  37. Mal says:

    I follow you on twitter

  38. Mal says:

    And I follow polar as well

  39. Barbara says:

    I love cranberry lime seltzer. I’d mix some vodka in.

  40. Amy D. says:

    I love the vanilla orange flavor – I usually use it in a champagne cocktail, a little bubbly, candied ginger, splash of bitters with a vanilla orange seltzer float, so delicious!

  41. Amy D. says:

    I follow WANM on twitter.

  42. Amy D. says:

    I follow Polar on twitter, too.

  43. Amy D. says:

    And I liked WANM on Facebook!

  44. Matt Brodeur says:

    The Raspberry Lime is awesome. That would make a great cocktail.

  45. Ohh I’d use vanilla. But I’d put it in something unexpected–maybe a lavender type lemonade? Vanilla lavender lemonade with some sort of booze…. yessss…

  46. rachel says:

    I think lime…it’s just a classic!

  47. Lara says:

    I love grapefruit – this sounds delicious! I’d love to try the cherry pomegranate in a cocktail too. Maybe with a little tequila and lime.

  48. Lara says:

    I follow you on twitter 🙂

  49. Daisy says:

    I would mix Polar Triple Berry Seltzer with a shot of Crème de cassis and a squeeze of lime with a lime slice garnish. Call it Buncha Berries!

    But the Ginger Lemonade sounds delish, too. I completely missed that one! Gah!

  50. Kylee says:

    I’d mix the black cherry with lime vodka and grenadine for a homemade alcoholic cherry limeade… oh polar seltzer, how I’ve missed you since moving to Albuquerque!

  51. Daisy says:

    following Polar on twitter!

  52. Kylee says:

    liked your page on facebook!

  53. Daisy says:

    …aaaand, following you on twitter! 🙂

  54. Kylee says:

    followed @polarseltzer on twitter!

  55. Kylee says:

    followed @wearenotmartha on twitter!

  56. Daisy says:

    and, I liked you on facebook. Thanks Chels and Sues…happy we made a connection through Polar Seltzer!

  57. Bartender, give me a double 🙂 That looks amazingly refreshing.I have to give it a try. Have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary

  58. Melissa says:

    Hands down the Pomegranate. I don’t know how it took me so long to find this flavor of Polar Seltzer, but I’m certainly addicted. I can completely see a vodka, fresh lime juice and pomegranate seltzer in my near future.. yum.

  59. samantha says:

    mmmm that ginger lemonade sounds to DIE for. i would definitely use that.

  60. samantha says:

    aaaaaand followed you guys on twitter.

  61. Lexi says:

    My favorite of theirs is the cranberry lime, and I love it with vodka…probably not the most original, I know, but it’s good nontheless! I’d also love to see a coconut flavor from them….hint hint 🙂

  62. Lexi says:

    I’m a facebook fan too, of course!

  63. Lexi says:

    I also follow you both on twitter, and RT’d your tweet!

  64. Nicole says:

    The buttered rum seltzer is such a good holiday flavor… I’d love to see you somehow create a cocktail with it!

  65. Ann says:

    Love flavored seltzers, so refreshing! I’d probably keep it simple with vodka, cherry pomegranate and a squeeze of lime juice.

  66. Ann says:

    I follow @wearenotmartha on twitter.

  67. Ann says:

    And I like you on Facebook 🙂

  68. Shannon says:

    I’m a big fan of Polar seltzer too. I think the Orange Mango from last summer would make a great cocktail.

  69. Megan says:

    I’d love the peach or the triple berry. Both sound like they would make great cocktails.

    Vodka makes me crazy, but I bet this grapefruit drink would be good with tequila too!

  70. This is the perfect cocktail for me! I’d actually love to try grapefruit because I’ve never had that before.

  71. Carol says:

    Vodka and grapefruit seltzer…now if only there were a vodka seltzer

  72. Carol says:

    i like on FB

  73. Gia Grossman says:

    Prettiest drink!! I have never tried the orange vanilla and am intrigued. Could mix with vodka or extra vanilla vodka! Maybe some mint for a tropical twist?

  74. Jill says:

    The ginger lemonade would make a wicked good dark and stormy!

  75. Gia Grossman says:

    I have been following you on Twitter since I joined!

  76. Gia Grossman says:

    Am now following Polar Seltzer on Twitter as well!

  77. Gia Grossman says:

    Definitely already like (love) you on Facebook!

  78. Jen says:

    I’d use the orange cream to create a creamsicle drink! YUMM!

  79. I love the pink sugar! We have a bottle of Polar Egg Nog Seltzer in our pantry right now, and I’ve been wanting to make a cocktail with it since Christmas!

  80. Leah says:

    I would use the pomegranate

  81. Juliana says:

    I am ready for this drink! Love the flavor!
    Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  82. Missy H says:

    Last summer’s Mojito….was a quick n easy mojito when I didn’t feel like crushing mint leaves

  83. k8 says:

    Plain Polar selzer, gin, rim of salt, and a bacon garnish

  84. Lee says:

    I’d use lime to make a sparkling margarita. Yum!

  85. Lee says:

    I follow WANM on Facebook

  86. Lee says:

    I follow WANM on Twitter

  87. Lee says:

    And, I’m now following Poland Spring on Twitter!

  88. Judith says:

    i’d use the Cherry Pomegranate Seltzer to make a cocktail. Which I can’t wait to have in May after this baby evacuates my body! There is nothing like a summer cocktail!

  89. Judith says:

    I follow WANM on Twitter!

  90. Lorraine says:

    Piña colada mmmm

  91. Molly says:

    I am a Polar Seltzer junkie. I used to live
    in Boston where all the flavors are available. Now I’m in FL and can only get limited flavors (lemon, lime, cran-lime 🙁 I did try the holiday flavors when I was up North last Dec. I would love to see a cocktail recipe made with Orange Vanilla seltzer.

  92. Molly says:

    I followed you on twitter!!

  93. Molly says:

    I already follow Polar Seltzer on twitter!

  94. Molly says:

    I liked you on FB 🙂

  95. Jan says:

    I am a Polar Seltzer addict too! Love all the flavors that it comes in. Have not seen the Ruby Red yet, which I know i will love. I’m off to “The Basket” to check it out. Thanks.

  96. LisaR. says:

    Twitter follower of both Wearenotmartha and Polarseltzer.
    Being from the Land of Lincoln (IL) and loving Apples – I would make The Lincoln: Granny Smith Seltzer w/ Gingerale and Granny Smith slivers – Yum! Love your site ladies – I would LOVE to meet you in person one day!

  97. Bill says:

    Sprite and grapefruit seltzer for the under 21 crowd and gin and grapefuit for the rest of us!

  98. This seltzer sounds absolutely perfect to me right now – I have been chugging water and eating grapefruits and other “watery” foods recently in my pregnancy. My body is craving refreshment! I’d use this in a mocktail – soon to be cocktail! – for sure!

  99. Eva says:

    Whaaaaaa? I had no idea grapefruit vodka existed!! I MUST get in on this. Your cocktail pairing for it sounds perrrrrrfect too!

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  101. Lauren says:

    I would use the Orange Vanilla to make a cocktail! Probably mix with vodka.

  102. Dani says:

    cranberry lime to make a cocktail for sure! with whiskey probably 🙂

  103. Dani says:

    facebook fan as well

  104. Beth E says:

    I would love to use the Grapefruit Seltzer with 1 shot of my homemade Blood Orange Vodka, 1/2 shot of Gran Gala topped off with the grapefruit seltzer. I have actually been searching for something exactly like that.

  105. emily says:

    Triple berry selzter with some raspberry vodka and a splash of cranberry juice!

  106. Courtney says:

    You don’t need to convince me that grapefruit is the best, I love all throngs tangy and sweet! I’d also love to try pomegranate!

  107. Thissss is exactly what I’d make. Grapefruit is my fave!!! Maybe I’d throw in some lime for good measure!

  108. Courtney says:

    I follow WANM on twitter 🙂

  109. Katie says:

    I know it sounds cheesy to say that I’d try the grapefruit seltzer, but that is 100% the truth! And…I happen to have a bottle of pink grapefruit Belvedere vodka in my liquor cabinet to go with it…yes please!

  110. Katie says:

    I follow @wearenotmartha on Twitter (@SheLikesRuffles)

  111. Katie says:

    I follow Polar Seltzer on twitter (@SheLikesRuffles)

  112. Erica says:

    What a pretty drink! I want to come to your place for cocktails :)I want to try the granny smith apple!

  113. Katie says:

    I’m also Facebook fan! (Ruffles & Truffles)

  114. Dawn says:

    I would use the vanilla….so many options.

  115. Dawn says:

    Facebook follower

  116. Jess says:

    They had a Vanilla Pear one for the holidays that I would LOVE to add some vanilla vodka to!

  117. Jess says:

    I also follow you on Twitter!

  118. Jess says:

    And now I follow Polar too!

  119. Mandy says:

    I’d want to play around with the black cherry seltzer first. Maybe something with rye whiskey and orange bitters.

  120. Mandy says:

    I’m a facebook fan of the blog.

  121. Mandy says:

    I follow @wearenotmartha

  122. Mandy says:

    I also follow @polarseltzer

  123. kate says:

    Polar on sale at Star Market this week….

  124. Maura says:

    I love the pomegranate flavor!

  125. I would use the ruby red grapefruit and lime to mix with tequila, I love simple drinks where you can taste the alcohol. I use polar a lot for mixers!

  126. I follow @wearenotmartha on Twitter

  127. I follow @Polarseltzer on Twitter

  128. I liked We are not Martha on Facebook

  129. Bill says:

    I’d love the grapefruit seltzer with Belvedere!

  130. RebeccaC says:

    I too an a grapefruit seltzer addict (though sadly I’ve never found Polar in Chicago). I started during pregnancy as a diet coke alternative, hooked my husband and still today we drink an obscene amount if “spicy water” (my daughters term…the fizz is spicy to her I guess). I’ve used it to make virgin mimosas but your cocktail sounds dangerously good. Will be giving it a whirl!

  131. Love love this cocktail and can’t get over how pretty that grapefruit juice/sugar tinted rim is!

  132. Jennifer says:

    Ruby Red Grapefruit!!

  133. Kelly says:

    Yum! I think it must be a regional thing as I’ve never seen it in Chicago either. Vanilla Pear sounds fantastic to me as I always have pear vodka on hand. Love the cocktail recipes as I’ve been trying to play around with cocktails more recently as well.

  134. So cute! Love the sugar rim!

  135. Lena says:

    HOW am I just now seeing this?? I need to try this over my vacation … (and I also need Polar to be available in the Midwest … Can you get Orson on that please??)

    Side note, I STILL think/dream about the eggnog seltzer!!

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