The Greyhound just might be the ultimate easy summer thirst quencher. Take two simple ingredients, pour them together and you’re set for quick refreshment. It’s as easy as vodka and grapefruit juice. Rim this puppy with salt and then it is a Salty Dog. Exchange grapefruit juice for orange juice and it is called a Screwdriver.
Classic Greyhound Recipe
2 ounces Vodka
3 to 4 ounces Fresh Grapefruit Juice
Build in a tall glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a fresh grapefruit slice if desired.
But what if vodka just isn’t your thing? You can definitely use rum, tequila or gin instead. It will change the dynamic of the drink. Rum brings a little buttery, rounded feel to the flavor. Tequila gives an earthy, agave spice feel to the drink. Gin adds sharpness with floral and botanicals.
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