Greyhound (cocktail)

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Two glasses of the greyhound cocktail

A greyhound is a cocktail consisting of 6 fluid ounces (200 ml) of grapefruit juice and 1.5 fluid ounces (50 ml) of vodka or gin, mixed and served over ice. Salt the rim of the glass to turn it into a salty dog. Depending on the quality of the gin, the drink can taste very much like straight grapefruit juice.


A recipe for this cocktail appears as early as

Harper's magazine volume 191 page 461 in 1945

"The cocktails were made of vodka, sugar, and canned grapefruit juice. -a greyhound"

This cocktail was served at greyhounds popular restaurant chain that was located at bus terminals called "post house".