This light and refreshing combination of grapefruit and triple sec with wheat beer makes our hearts sing, but a pretty garnish and delicious vodka is what makes this bocktail a real home run. (It also doesn’t hurt that beer cocktails keep you from feeling too boozy too soon.) And since the drink only requires pouring and stirring, you can put a little time into making the garnish for Instagram perfection.


  • 2 parts vodka (we like <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Ménage à Trois</a>)
  • 2 parts grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 part triple sec (such as Cointreau)
  • 1/4 part pamplemousse rose liqueur (such as Giffard or Combier)
  • Wheat beer
  • Lemon peel, for garnish
  • Lime peel, for garnish
  • Orange peel, for garnish


  1. Pour vodka, grapefruit juice, triple sec, and pamplemousse into a Collins glass with ice. Top with beer and stir.
  2. Garnish with lemon, lime and orange peels by threading folded peels onto a toothpick and setting across the top of the glass.

Recipe created exclusively for Greatist by Cody Goldstein, founder of Muddling Memories and head bartender at Upholstery Store in New York City. Photo by Iona Holt.