Greyhound Cocktail

This classic greyhound recipe uses a little simple syrup to smooth everything out and bring the drink to life
greyhound cocktail recipe

The greyhound is a simple, refreshing cocktail made with grapefruit juice and a little vodka or gin. The vodka version is smoother, while the gin version has more complex flavors.

Unlike most greyhound recipes, we recommend adding a 1/2 ounce of simple syrup because it helps balance the tartness in the grapefruit juice. The most important thing for making a good greyhound is to use the best grapefruit juice you can lay your hands on.

A few of our other favorite gin cocktails are the Aperol Negroni and Gin Rickey. If you’re looking for something unique to drink check out our 12 Classic Cocktails with a Twist.

Greyhound Cocktail

Greyhound Cocktail

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup


  • Add a few ice cubes to a highball glass, pour in the gin, simple syrup, and grapefruit juice. Stir, serve, drink.


The vodka in this recipe can be replaced by a good gin.  If you like your cocktails a little sweeter, just add another 1/2 ounce of simple syrup.
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