Fresh Ol’ Fashioned Greyhound

Whether you’re looking for an easy refreshing drink on a sultry day, a Monday eraser, or like me, looking for something to do with all those rio reds in the orchard, a simple greyhound cocktail may be the solution.

Here’s the pint-sized recipe:


  • 1.5-3oz Vodka
  • About 4oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Ice

Juice at least 3 to 4 (or more) grapefruits- it’s better to have excess juice. During ripening season, I always keep a couple of glass milk bottles filled with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice in the fridge. If you don’t like a lot of pulp, try not to squeeze the grapefruit halves too hard, or strain the juice while pouring into a container.

Fill the pint glass half way with ice.

Pour a shot glass (about 1.5oz) or two, depending on how strong you want your drink, over the ice. I prefer about a shot and a half. I don’t advise adding more than two shots, as this is the type of drink where you barely taste the alcohol- danger!

Bartenders usually pour spirits first over ice to gauge ratios between the strongest ingredient and dashers, mixers, and toppers. To me, a good strong chilled base adds to the refreshing quality of the drink.

Add the grapefruit juice and stir with a cocktail stick.

Enjoy responsibly and savor the sips!


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