Citrus Crazy: How to Make Citrus Fruit Cocktails

Ever wanted to learn how to make citrus fruit cocktails? If so, your search is over. Take a look at how to make several delicious citrus fruit cocktails below!

Nothing beats sharing a laugh or some choice gossip over cocktails with your best friends. With summer around the corner, we're already craving zesty flavors. We're always looking for new ways to enjoy American-grown citrus fruits.

Wondering how to make citrus fruit cocktails for your next get together? These recipes are easy, take less than 10 minutes to make, and can be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, and so on. Invite all your friends over to indulge in a grove-to-glass mixology soirée. Your daily dose of vitamin C can be delivered in cocktail form!

Classic Citrus Fruit Cocktails: The Daquiri

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1-ounce fresh lime juice

This is an easy one! Place all your ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake.

The Persian Margarita

We all know margaritas are just slushies for grownups, right? Squeeze the lime juice right before you shake up this margarita. Persian limes are great for cocktail-making because they're huge and seedless, plus, they're super aromatic.

    •    1 1/2 ounces Tequila Reposado OR Mezcal
    •    1-ounce Persian lime juice
    •    1/2 ounce Triple sec

Shake all ingredients well with ice. Fill a chilled low ball glass with ice and then pour-over, or serve in a cocktail glass with a salted rim.

The Texas Blush Paloma

Did you know "paloma" is the Spanish word for dove? Paloma recipes are traditionally prepared using grapefruit-flavored soda, but we think freshly-squeezed, unsweetened grapefruit juice is the way to go.

    •    3 ounces Texas Blush Grapefruit juice
    •    2 ounces Tequila Reposado
    •    1/2 ounce lime juice
    •    1/2 ounces Simple syrup
    •    club soda for topping

Shake up the juice, tequila, lime, syrup and ice. Next, strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Add a splash of soda and a wedge of our beautiful Texas Blush grapefruit.

Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sour

Meyer lemons from fresh Meyer lemon trees bring an extra depth of flavor and sweetness to this old-school, stiff drink. Did you know it's easy to grow delicious, juicy Meyer lemons at home? You'd be surprised to know how far north it's possible to grow your own.

  • 1 1/2 ounces whiskey (rye or bourbon)
  • 1 ounce Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 ounce simple syrup, according to taste

Shake vigorously with ice, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist or a slice candied Meyer lemon, if you're feeling fancy! You'll forget you ever liked maraschino cherries.

Kumquat Mojito

Kumquats put a playful spin on the tried-and-true Mojito cocktail.

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 5 kumquats, halved and seeded
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1-ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Club soda for topping

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint and kumquats. Add fresh-squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, rum, and some ice. Shake until it's ice-cold. Strain and pour the cocktail evenly between two glasses. Top with club soda for a little fizz. Garnish with a slice of kumquat from a natural kumquat tree and a sprig of mint.

Life's Better With Citrus!

If you think these cocktail recipes are sweet, share them with family and friends! Check out our blog for even more delicious recipes, helpful growing tips, and unique gift ideas.

Try our seasonal citrus box while its available...the Craft Citrus Club!

Our Rio box is a 15-lb curated box of our fresh-harvested citrus from South Texas. The fruit is NOT gassed, rather it is tree-ripened. Our season runs from Nov-May for oranges, grapefruit and mandarins.

Our Grande box is a 30-lb box of either fresh-harvested Rio Red Grapefruit or Sweet Oranges from South Texas.

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