The Greyhound cocktail is a classic drink, straightforward to make, and you will only need two ingredients: vodka and grapefruit juice.
Attentive drinkers will have already noticed the similarity to another great vodka-based cocktail, the Salty Dog, and in fact, they are different twins. The only difference is that in the Salty Dog (salty dog), you will need to add a crust of salt, while the Greyhound (which in English means Greyhound) is smooth. At most, you can serve it decorated with a slice or wedge of grapefruit.
For the rest, you will not need the skills of a professional barman or syrups or exotic liqueurs, just vodka and an excellent pink grapefruit, ripe at the right point. Since there are no sweeteners, make sure the grapefruit is perfect; otherwise, you could serve an extremely bitter and unpleasant drink.
The Greyhound cocktail is a cocktail typically served as an unpretentious aperitif, the alcohol content is relatively light, and no one forbids you to vary the doses based on the time of day and the function of the drink
Ingredients and doses for making the Greyhound cocktail
- 4 cl of vodka
- 10 cl of pink grapefruit juice
How to make the Greyhound cocktail
Squeeze a pink grapefruit and strain the juice.
Fill a tumbler or an old-fashioned with ice, pour the vodka grapefruit juice, stir gently, and decorate with a slice of grapefruit. If you want, squeeze a piece of peel over the drink to perfume it with grapefruit essential oils.
In summer, add soda to the drink to make it less aggressive.
Other great cocktails to try as an aperitif
Negroni, Mojito, Moscow Mule, Gin & Tonic, Dark and Stormy, Daiquiri, Margarita, Spritz, Hugo, Old Fashioned, Manhattan.