Greyhound Cocktail Recipes with Vodka

greyhound cocktail recipe

The Greyhound Cocktail is a cocktail consisting of grapefruit juice and either gin or vodka mixed and served over ice. If the rim of the glass has been salted, the drink is instead called a salty dog.

The earliest known mention of a cocktail of this description is in bartender and author Harry Craddock's Savoy Cocktail Book of 1930. Craddock describes his recipe as "...a variation of the Grapefruit Cocktail", suggesting that such cocktails were already in common use before his book was written. His recipe consists of nothing but gin, grapefruit juice and ice.

A recipe for a similar cocktail with the name "Greyhound" appears in Harper's magazine in 1945 stated the cocktails were made of vodka, sugar, and canned grapefruit juice. This greyhound cocktail was served at Greyhound's popular restaurant chain that was located at bus terminals, called 'Post House'.

Cocktail Recipes Ingredients: 
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces grapefruit juice
  • Garnish: lemon or lime wedge
How to make Greyhound Cocktail:
  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Pour the vodka and grapefruit juice into a collins glass filled with ice cubes.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.
  5. Serve and enjoy!