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Pumptini Cocktail

This Pumptini Cocktail combines the vibrant flavors of grapefruit with the classic elegance of a martini, creating a refreshing and delightful sip for any occasion.

January 23, 2024
Pumptini CocktailPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 1 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 10 mins



  1. Chill a martini glass in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, grapefruit juice, lime juice, raspberries and simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice.
  3. Secure the lid tightly on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. This ensures a well-chilled and perfectly mixed cocktail.
  4. Remove the martini glass from the freezer and strain the contents of the shaker into the glass.
  5. Express the oils from a grapefruit twist over the drink by giving it a twist over the glass, then drop it in as a garnish.
  6. Your Pumptini with grapefruit is ready to be enjoyed! Sip and savor the refreshing blend of vodka and citrusy goodness.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Pumptini Cocktail
Serves 1
Amount Per Serving


  • Use fresh, juicy grapefruit and a good-quality Prosecco for the best taste. The quality of your base alcohol significantly affects the overall flavor of the cocktail.
  • Ensure all ingredients are well-shaken with ice in a cocktail shaker. This not only chills the drink but also helps to blend the flavors thoroughly.
  • Adjust the sweetness by varying the amount of maple syrup or simple syrup. Some may prefer a less sweet cocktail, so consider serving the syrup on the side.
  • Serve the Pumptini in a chilled martini glass to keep it cool and refreshing. For more, check out our ‘Types of Drinking Glasses’ article.
  • Use leftover grapefruit juice to whip up a batch of homemade grapefruit marmalade or mix it into a refreshing spritzer.
  • For a smoky twist, swap the Cointreau for mezcal.
  • Add a muddled mint leaf or a splash of Aperol for a unique spin.
  • One Pumptini recipe generally yields one serving, so multiply the ingredients accordingly for multiple servings.
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Forget the sugary sweetness of orange juice and the predictability of mimosas! Fresh grapefruit juice and essence of Cointreau, this dynamic duo swirls into a harmonious embrace with bubbly Prosecco, creating a symphony of refreshing bubbles and tangy delight.

Elevate your cocktail experience with the sophisticated allure of the Pumptini, a glamorous libation inspired by the tastes of Vanderpump Rules. So grab your citrus press, uncork that Prosecco, and prepare the ultimate Pumptini Cocktail – a flavor adventure waiting to tantalize your taste buds!

Origins of The Pumptini

The origins of the Pumptini with grapefruit, like many cocktails, aren't tied to a specific historical event or location. Grapefruit, with its citrusy and slightly bitter profile, adds a refreshing twist to classic cocktails. The Pumptini, inspired by the glamorous ambiance of Vanderpump Rules, might have been a signature creation at one of Lisa Vanderpump's establishments.

How To Serve Pumptini?

While the Pumptini's vibrant personality shines on its own, pairing it with the right bites can elevate the experience into a full-blown sensory adventure! Here are some ideas to tantalize your taste buds:


  • Start with a platter of prosciutto-wrapped melon skewers or salty Marcona almonds. The salty counterpoint will accentuate the Pumptini's sweet-tart symphony.
  • Grilled halloumi drizzled with honey and lime zest creates a smoky-sweet symphony that dances beautifully with the Pumptini's citrus zing.
  • Crispy shrimp spring rolls with a sweet chili dipping sauce offer a light and refreshing complement to the Prosecco's bubbly effervescence.

Main Course:

  • Pair the Pumptini with pan-seared scallops resting on a bed of citrus risotto. The tangy grapefruit echoes the lemon in the risotto, while the scallops' delicate sweetness plays off the Cointreau's complexity.
  • For a bolder pairing, try a spicy Thai curry with chicken or tofu. The heat will be soothed by the Pumptini's creamy Prosecco and balanced by the grapefruit's tang.
  • A light quinoa salad with fresh berries, feta cheese, and a citrus vinaigrette makes a perfect summer companion for the Pumptini. The fruity notes and creamy cheese echo the cocktail's flavors, while the quinoa adds a satisfying crunch.


  • Keep the citrus theme going with a grapefruit sorbet topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprig of mint. The sorbet's tangy sweetness mirrors the Pumptini, while the cream adds a touch of decadence.
  • For a classic pairing with a twist, offer dark chocolate truffles infused with orange oil. The bittersweet chocolate dances with the Pumptini's Cointreau notes, creating a sophisticated finale.
  • A platter of fresh berries with a drizzle of honey and lime juice offers a light and refreshing end to the meal, letting the Pumptini's citrusy melody linger on a happy note.

Remember, these are just a few suggestions to get you started! Don't be afraid to experiment and find pairings that speak to your taste buds and create a truly memorable Pumptini experience. Let your creativity flow, mix and match flavors, and embrace the joy of food and drink coming together in perfect harmony!

Glass Selection

For the perfect Pumptini experience, the ideal glass choice depends on the atmosphere and presentation you're aiming for:

Classic Coupe: This elegant, wide-mouthed glass is the traditional choice for showcasing the vibrant pink-orange hue of the Pumptini. It allows for plenty of ice, keeping your drink refreshingly chilled, and the wide rim makes it easy to garnish with a grapefruit wedge or sprig of rosemary.

Sophisticated Flute: For a touch of elegance, consider a champagne flute. The tall, slender silhouette showcases the bubbly effervescence of the Prosecco beautifully, creating a visually stunning cocktail. Just be aware that the narrow opening might make garnishes challenging.

Playful Coupe or Tulip: If you're aiming for a fun and festive vibe, opt for a colorful coupe or tulip glass. These come in a variety of colors and patterns, letting you match your glassware to the occasion. They also offer plenty of space for ice and garnishes, adding to the playful presentation.

For more, check out our ‘Types of Drinking Glasses’ article.

What To Serve with Pumptini?

The Pumptini, with its grapefruit twist, pairs well with a variety of appetizers and light snacks. Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Pumptini:

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