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Grapefruit Coladas on the Rocks | CaliGirl Cooking
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Grapefruit Coladas on the Rocks

A twist on the classic pina colada using fresh grapefruit instead of pineapple and a touch of vanilla simple syrup. Equally as delicious and refreshing as the original!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 358kcal


  • 6 ounces fresh grapefruit juice juice from about 2 grapefruits
  • 4 ounces coconut milk
  • 4 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces Sonoma Syrup Co. Vanilla-Almond Simple Syrup OR 1 ½ ounces vanilla simple syrup (recipe below) and ½ ounce orgeat
  • Wheel of grapefruit to garnish


  • Combine all ingredients (except garnish) in a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds, then pour into two rocks glasses. Garnish with grapefruit wheel and enjoy!


  1. To make the Vanilla Simple Syrup: Combine one cup water, one cup sugar and the seeds from one vanilla bean in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and let cool before using.
  2. You could also make a frozen version of these Grapefruit Coladas by using grapefruit sorbet.
  3. If the drink begins to naturally separate, all it will need is a quick stir to get it back in sipping shape.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 280mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 3mg