Why This Works: The classic cocktail - greyhound – features gin and grapefruit juice. Yum. This recipe kicks it up a few notches with freshly squeezed pink grapefruit and lemon juices AND an herbal garnish.
The Playlist: Tunes relating to Pink, to Greyhounds (but not the bus), and to Happy Hour. Enjoy!
The Verdict: Really good. This is not a wacky ‘look at me’ drink, just a classic cocktail elevated by a few upgrades – freshly squeezed juices, herbal notes.
It goes down very easily so be careful – and be happy!
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Recipe by Ilise Goldberg, riffing off the classic Greyhound cocktail
Makes one cocktail
- 2 ounces gin (such as Tanqueray)
- 2 ½ ounces freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
- ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice – ideally Meyer lemons but regular lemons are fine
- ¼ ounce simple syrup – See note below
- Sprig of rosemary for garnish (optional)
- Slice of grapefruit for garnish (optional)
- Put ice in a shaker. Add all liquid ingredients and shake well.
- Pour strained drink into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and/or a slice of grapefruit.
- If you prefer, the cocktail may be served on the rocks.
To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a pan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid looks clear. Cool before using.