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Grilled Grapefruit Buck Cocktail

Difficulty 1/5
Prep time 10 mins

Cook time 10 mins
Serves 4-6

Hardwood Cherry

This brunch-worthy cocktail is calling your name this weekend. Sugar-coated grapefruit is grilled on the Traeger till slightly caramelized then squeezed into a mix of fresh lemon juice, ginger beer, Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup and vodka.


12 oz Vodka

16 oz Grapefruit Juice from grilled grapefruit (about 4 grapefruits)

1.5 OZ freshly squeezed Lemon Juice (1 lemon)

3 oz Traeger smoked Simple Syrup

12 oz ginger beer

2 grapefruits sliced into 1/2-inch rounds, for garnish

8 sprigs mint

1/2 cup turbinado sugar


When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to 450 degrees F (500 degrees F if using a WiFIRE-enabled grill) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Coat sliced grapefruit on both sides with turbinado sugar and place on preheated grill. Grill for 3 minutes per side or until you get some grill marks.

Add vodka, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup and 1 sprig of mint leaves to a pitcher and stir vigorously with a cocktail spoon.

Add a handful of ice and stir vigorously for 30 seconds.

Pour into to 6 rocks glasses filled with ice and top with ginger beer.

Garnish with a grilled grapefruit slice and a mint sprig. Enjoy!

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