Learn how to make a greyhound drink that pairs gin so well with grapefruit! It’s tart with a refreshing, juicy bitterness that’s signature to tangy grapefruits.
The Greyhound Drink
When I first heard about a greyhound drink, I thought, “who in the heck would want to drink grapefruit juice with alcohol, let alone have the burden of having to eat said grapefruit in any way, shape or form?” And then I made the Greyhound cocktail recipe and found it to be oddly tantalizing, unexpectedly refreshing, and oh-so pretty (with a dope name, let’s be real here.) So are you ready to learn how to make a Greyhound drink with me? Let’s stir this!
What’s in a Greyhound Drink?
You might be wondering what’s in a greyhound drink. Well, the answer is super simple. A Greyhound cocktail is made with just two ingredients:
- Grapefruit juice
Tell Me… What is a Greyhound Drink?
The Greyhound drink or Greyhound cocktail is a tart, classic cocktail made with two ingredients: grapefruit juice and gin. If you add a salted rim, you’ve got a Salty Dog Cocktail Recipe!
The History of the Greyhound Cocktail
Finally, a definite answer! It seems that so many cocktail recipes’ origins are murky, based on urban legend, and highly contested.
But the greyhound cocktail, as we know it today, was written about by Harry Craddock in The Savory Cocktail Book in 1930. 
Then, in 1945, the still-popular Harper’s Bazaar magazine printed the recipe and called it a “Greyhound.” Guess why? Because the grapefruit-infused cocktail was popular at Greyhound bus terminals!   
How to Make a Greyhound Drink
It’s super simple to learn how to make a greyhound drink. It’s one of my favorite cocktail recipes because it’s so easy, surprisingly tart & delicious, and comes together in 1 minute.
First, fill a Collins glass with ice. Then, pour gin over the ice.
Next, fill the glass to the top with grapefruit juice.
Fourth, stir the gin and juice together. Then, garnish with a lime wedge.
Sip and enjoy the best greyhound cocktail! It’s truly that easy.
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I hope you enjoyed today’s greyhound drink—it’s pretty, it’s tart, and it’s surprisingly tantalizing on the tastebuds. If you make this cocktail, be sure to take a pic & share it on Instagram, tagging me at @beamingbaker. I’d love to see it. ‘Til our next mixology adventure…
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ♥️Print
Learn how to make a greyhound drink the pairs gin so well with grapefruit! It’s tart with a refreshing, juicy bitterness that’s signature to tangy grapefruits.
Greyhound Cocktail Recipe
- 2oz gin
- fill to top with grapefruit juice
- Lime wedge
You may replace the gin with vodka.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Drinks, Cocktails
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: American
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