Nevada Cocktail Recipe

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Nevada Cocktail Recipe

Nevada cocktails are easy and refreshing, making them one of the best rum cocktails. This cocktail would be a superb choice if you enjoy grapefruit cocktails. It’s like an enhanced greyhound for rum drinkers, served in an elegant package. It consists of rum and grapefruit juice with a hint of lime and sugar and bitters. That’s the recipe that dates back a long time. The proportions of the ingredients can be changed quite a bit and options can be selected for each ingredient. Try out a few different combinations to find the perfect combination for your Nevada cocktail so that you can serve your best creations to your friends and family.

Recipe Variations

It is popular to add 1 ounce of lime juice and 1/2 ounce each of lime juice and simple syrup (no bitters) to 2 ounces of rum. In another, they use more lime juice, and mix 1 1/2 ounces rum with 1 1/2 ounces lime juice, plus 1 ounce grapefruit juice and 3 teaspoons of powdered sugar.


It is common for lighter (or white) rums to be included in Nevada cocktails, although some people prefer other types. If you prefer to have this cocktail with rum, try a bold Navy rum, golden, aged, or spiced rum. As far as grapefruit juice goes, try white, pink, or ruby red grapefruit juice. Fresh citrus juice will definitely make this drink better. Normally, grapefruits have large amounts of juice (5 or 6 ounces), which is enough to make a few drinks with one. To make it simple, you can squeeze the juice from lime into the shaker and shake. If you prefer to use powdered sugar in this recipe, you can also use 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. If you do not care about granulated sugar diluting, use 1/2 ounce of superfine sugar. While aromatic bitters (such as Angostura) are the most common, the bitters can be interpreted in different ways. This classic cocktail is also fantastic served on rocks atop ice in a classic old-fashioned glass. You can also use one of the newer flavors, such as grapefruit, lemon, or peach.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Nevada Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Nevada Cocktail Recipe is 176 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Nevada Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker


  • Martini Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/2 oz. of light rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. of grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Two small spoons of superfine sugar 1 dash bitters Lime wedge, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour the rum, grapefruit and lime juices, sugar, and bitters into it.
  • Make sure the shake is well mixed. In a chilled cocktail glass, strain the mixture.
  • An extra lime wedge can be added to the dish as a garnish.
  • Take care of yourself and have fun.

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