A tart, classic highball.

greyhound cocktail

This highball standard is as simple as they come, with just two ingredients—grapefruit juice and vodka—served over ice and stirred. The easy template makes a solid base for a host of variations: add a salted rim for the Salty Dog, swap gin for vodka for a more herbaceous spin or pour a splash of vermouth or amaro, such as Punt e Mes or Campari for the Italian Greyhound.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces grapefruit juice

Garnish: grapefruit peel or wheel

  1. Build ingredients in a highball glass over ice.
  2. Garnish with a grapefruit twist or a grapefruit wheel.
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1. (n.)  A spirit (most often whiskey) mixed with a carbonated beverage in a roughly 1:2 ratio and served in a tall glass over ice. Originally a whisky and soda drink, the name supposedly originated with New York bartender Patrick Duffy in the late 19th century, but the simple mixture has ancestral roots in many [...] More A-Z →