Greyhound Drink: Super refreshing with just the right amount of tartness. Perfect for brunch!
Can you ever go wrong with a gin and juice combo? The greyhound drink is a refreshing, easy cocktail for any time of the year. What is a greyhound cocktail, you may ask? It is one of the simplest drinks, but tastes amazing!
P.S. The grapefruit juice makes it appropriate for breakfast right?!
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What Is In A Greyhound Drink?
Like most simple cocktails, this beverage uses fruit juice with a vodka base. You can also use gin if you’d prefer. The juice used in this case is grapefruit juice. The best greyhound drink uses freshly squeezed juice. It is just tart enough without being sour. I like it as is, but you can certainly add some simple syrup to sweeten it up if you’d prefer.
Greyhound Drink Recipe
To make the greyhound cocktail, you’ll need strained grapefruit juice, gin or vodka, and ice. Cut the grapefruit(s) in half and squeeze into a bowl or large measuring cup until you have five ounces.
Next, pour it through a strainer to remove the pulp and seeds. After that, fill a highball glass with ice and set it to the side.
Then, pour the grapefruit juice into a shaker filled with ice and add your chosen spirit. Strain into the glass and serve immediately.
What Type of Vodka Should You Use In a Greyhound Cocktail?
Since the grapefruit juice is very flavorful, it’s fine to use a lower quality vodka here. If you’re using gin, the same applies.
Pink Greyhound: To make a pink greyhound drink recipe, use pink grapefruit juice instead. You can also add a little bit of grenadine if you’d like.
Salty Dog:The only difference between the greyhound cocktail and a salty dog is the salt. A Salty Dog has salt all around the rim. The rest of the recipe stays the same, including your choice between vodka or gin.
- 5 Ounces Grapefruit Juice, Freshly Squeezed
- 1½ Ounces Vodka (or Gin)
- Cut a grapefruit in half, and squeeze out juice. Strain to remove pulp and seed.
- Fill glass with ice and set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine grapefruit juice and vodka (or gin). Shake to combine. You can also use a mason jar if you don't have a cocktail shaker.
- Pour into prepared glass.
Recipe adapted via Garnish With Lemon
What do you think of this Greyhound Drink? What is your favorite fruity drink?