As you know I love Sangria but that’s probably one of the only ‘sweet’ drinks I love. When on the hunt for more fun drink ideas that were summer inspired but not super sweet I remembered a drink that used to be quite popular in my bartending days. The Greyhound: grapefruit juice, vodka, yum. Simple enough. But because I can’t leave well enough alone, I had to add a few simple twists.
Firstly, canned grapefruit might have been fine back in the day, but what in the world is better than fresh? Since big and beautiful grapefruits are abundant right now why not skip the preservatives and freshly squeeze some of your own juice? This way if you have to add sugar, you’re the Captain and in complete control of exactly how much goes in.
I also added some soda, and a fresh sprig of rosemary for a fun twist.
-1.5 parts classic Grey Goose
-3 parts freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
– splash of soda
– sprig of rosemary
– pour vodka and grapefruit juice over ice, stir
– top with a sprig of rosemary and/or a curled rind of grapefruit