This 2-Ingredient Grapefruit Cocktail Is Perfect for Summer

The Greyhound, made with grapefruit juice and gin or vodka, is a tangy, refreshing, and powerful cocktail suitable for summer or weekend brunch.  

It debuted in Harry Craddock's 1930 "Savoy Cocktail Book," the Greyhound. After vodka became popular in the US in the 1940s, the Greyhound was made with vodka instead of gin.   

Nowadays, both gin and vodka are used, so personal preference matters.After choosing gin or vodka, building a Greyhound is easy.  

n a cocktail glass, add 1½ or 2 ounces of your preferred spirit (depending on strength), at least 4 ounces of grapefruit juice (or more to fill the glass), and ice. Serve after gently stirring.   

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Lime wheels or wedges are frequent garnishes, even though they're technically third ingredients.  

Since the cocktail only has two ingredients, it's best to use a good spirit and fresh grapefruit juice to make it taste bright and fresh.  

Although the Greyhound is wonderful as is, it's enjoyable to customize it if you're prepared to add a few ingredients. Since grapefruit juice is tart, you may think the drink is without sweetness.   

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