In addition to being tart and easy to prepare, the greyhound cocktail’s beauty lies in its simplicity. Grayhounds are a popular mixed drink that requires vodka or gin, grapefruit juice, and no other ingredients. Even though they are not found on many bar menus, all bartenders know what they are and where to get them. It was gin that was the first spirit used in Greyhounds during the Prohibition era. In the years following World War II, vodka quickly replaced gin in the minds of American drinkers.
It is easier to experiment with this cocktail if you select either spirit, as the simple recipe only requires two ingredients: Make it sweet, add soda or other fruits, dip it in vodka for an infused flavor, or finish it with a salty dog rim. In addition to serving it tall over ice, some drinkers like it even dressed up in a cocktail glass. With this grapefruit cocktail, you will never get bored because of its simplicity and versatility. You can choose it for various occasions, from brunch to happy hour and cocktail parties to a casual night at home.