Why is it called a Greyhound cocktail?

The greyhound cocktail recipe first cropped up in The Savoy Cocktail Book, a 1930 cookbook by Harry Craddock. It wasn’t until 1945 that the drink was officially called a “greyhound” in print, by Harper’s Magazine—supposedly because it was a popular cocktail at Greyhound bus terminals.

Why is grapefruit and vodka called a greyhound?

It called for gin, grapefruit juice and ice. In 1945, Harper’s magazine published a similar recipe, swapping out gin for vodka, and calling the drink a Greyhound. The magazine attributed the cocktail to a chain of restaurants owned by the Greyhound bus line—hence the name.

Is a greyhound a girly drink?

It is definitely a girly drink but way better than a Screwdriver in our humble opinion. Colorwise it’s extremely unexpected, especially since it makes you think of the color “gray.” But this drink is actually quite colorful, it resembles a beautiful sunrise with orange and peachy hues.

What’s the difference between a salty dog and a greyhound?

A salty dog is a cocktail of gin, or vodka, and grapefruit juice, served in a highball glass with a salted rim. The salt is the only difference between a salty dog and a greyhound.

What is a greyhound alcoholic beverage?

Liquor.com / Tim Nusog. The Greyhound is a two-part classic that you can make as quickly as the drink’s namesake canine runs. Composed of gin or vodka and grapefruit juice, this cocktails is simple, tart and refreshing—just what you need on a warm day or whenever you’re drinking before noon.

Is greyhound a manly drink?

Greyhound It wasn’t until 1945 that the drink was affectionately dubbed a “Greyhound” in print by Harper’s Magazine (the rumored reason for the name is because it was a famous cocktail at Greyhound bus terminals). It has then become one of the best manly drinks around the world.

What does a greyhound taste like?

A greyhound is a cocktail consisting of grapefruit juice and gin mixed and served over ice. If the rim of the glass has been salted, the drink is instead called a salty dog….Greyhound (cocktail)

Commonly used ingredients 5 cl (1 parts) gin 20 cl (4 parts) Grapefruit juice

What type of alcohol is in a Paloma?

TequilaPaloma / Main alcohol

What is a Salty Dog without salt called?

Here’s a classic that will appeal to grapefruit lovers: a Salty Dog is made with grapefruit juice and vodka or gin. If you add salt to the rim, it’s a Salty Dog; if you leave off the salt, it’s a Greyhound.

Who invented Salty Dog cocktail?

The Salty Dog was likely created in the 1950s, perhaps by a gentleman named George Jessel, as a way to dial down the grapefruit’s tart and bitter notes.

How do you make a greyhound martini?


  1. Add 3-4 ice cubes to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add 2 ounces of vodka (or gin if preferred)
  3. Add 4 ounces of grapefruit juice.
  4. Add 1 tsp of simple syrup (optional)
  5. Shake well and pour into martini or cocktail glass.