Ruby Red Spritz

This rosy, bittersweet aperitif will prime your appetite. If you want it sweeter, add a dash of simple syrup, or replace the fizzy soda water with a splash of grapefruit soda.

Spiced Pear Spritz and Ruby Red Spritz Recipe
Photo: Victor Protasio
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) dry gin

  • 2 tablespoons fresh Ruby Red grapefruit juice

  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Campari

  • 4 to 6 tablespoons (2 to 3 ounces) chilled dry sparkling rosé

  • Splash of club soda (optional)

  • Thyme sprig

  • Thin Ruby Red grapefruit slice


  1. Fill a large wine glass halfway with ice. Add gin, grapefruit juice, and Campari. Top with sparkling wine and, if desired, club soda, and stir gently. Smack thyme between your palms, and add to cocktail with grapefruit slice.

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