Known and enjoyed today thanks to Harry Craddock’s “Savoy Cocktail Book” all the way back from the 1930’s. The classic gin cocktail is simple, delicious, and refreshing. It was not until the 1950’s where vodka was introduced as a replacement to gin and became more widely known. In hindsight, still making this cocktail like many others, a gin innovation.
We would not go as far as to say that the vodka version is not as good, the choice is yours and we respect all flavor palettes. We do however suggest trying both versions before making any decisions.
The Greyhound Cocktail might be the simplest of gin cocktails to make with only two ingredients on the roster. It is a mixture of gin, the elite spirit that will never let you down, mixed with grapefruit juice, a tart and sweet mixture that elevates a drink with its citrus notes. We would note that since only two ingredients are used, the higher the quality of ingredients, the better and smoother the drink. To find a list of high-end gin brands, click here.
Due to the cocktail’s simplicity a few variations were created to elevate the drink and alter it slightly. Looking for a more savory cocktail? Add a salt rim to create the Salty Dog. Looking for a more sweet cocktail? Add in grapefruit soda, citrus fruit, or infused gin. Looking to make it a brunch cocktail? Add a bit of champagne to the mix for a twisted gin mimosa. The possibilities are practically endless.
- 2 Ounces gin
- 4-5 Ounces grapefruit juice
Into a tall glass add in all of the ingredients, garnish, sip, and enjoy.