Greyhound Vodka Cocktail Recipe

The greyhound cocktail is an incredibly refreshing drink that is best served during the warm summer days. Alcohol is often well complimented by tart and sour flavours, the more natural the better. Grapefruit as an example is a delicious fruit that fits that bill. Give it a shot over your usual orange juice in order to make it more delicious. Greyhound cocktail is more or less same as the Salty Dog cocktail. The only difference is the replacement of vodka with gin. This simple and easy to make recipe will take you through the steps required to create a greyhound cocktail. This drink is amazingly simple and its taste will appeal too many.

Preparation Time: 2 to 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Cocktail glass, Spoon or stir stick, Straw


– 2 oz good quality vodka
– 4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
– Lemon or lime wedge for garnishing – optional
– Crushed ice or ice cubes


  • 1

    Clean first

    Take some time before starting this recipe to clean or wash the entire work surface that you will be using. Also, make sure that you thoroughly wash your hands, utensils, glasses and other items that you will be using to prepare this delicious cocktail. Always keep your work areas clean to avoid any health issues later on.

  • 2

    Place Ice cubes in a glass

    Take a cocktail glass and fill 3/4 of the way with ice cubes or crushed ice. Remember to not use too much ice as this can make the entire cocktail watery.

    Note: It is better to use a chilled cocktail glass for making this drink. Therefore, you can place the glass in refrigerator for few minutes until it has chilled. Be sure to place the glass in such a way that it does not fall or break when you constantly open and close the refrigerator door.

  • 3

    Pour in the liquors

    Gently pour the 2 oz of fine quality vodka and 4 oz of fresh grapefruit juice into the cocktail glass. Reduce the amount of vodka slightly if you want your cocktail to be a little light. This will not have a serious impact on the overall flavour or taste of this cocktail recipe.

  • 4

    Stir thoroughly

    Pick up a stir stick or a long spoon and stir the drink for 10 to 15 seconds until all the ingredients mix completely. You want a smooth texture to your mixture so be sure to check the consistency as you stir.

  • 5

    Garnish your greyhound cocktail

    Take a fresh lemon or lime wedge, cut it from the tip and place it on the side of the glass to give it a nice look. Always be careful cutting with a sharp knife as you will want to hold the fruit firmly to avoid it from slipping. Also, you can use whatever you feel like to garnish this cocktail.

  • 6


    Your greyhound cocktail is all set, place a straw in it and enjoy. Your friends and family members will love sipping on this lovely cocktail.

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