Greyhound – A Classic Citrus Highball

Last Updated on February 10, 2024 by David Michael


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Grapefruit juiceā€™s distinctive flavor that blends sweet, tart, and bitter notes makes for a fantastic mixer for cocktails. With the simple addition of vodka we create the classic highball The Greyhound.

Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice will always give you superior results. The Zulay Citrus Press is one of the few juicers large enough to accommodate grapefruits with ease.

Greyhound Recipe

2 ounces vodka
4 ounces grapefruit juice
Garnish: grapefruit wedge

In a highball glass half filled with ice add the vodka and top with the grapefruit juice.
Stir and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

The Greyhound is an enduring icon of simplicity and sophistication. Revisit this classic highball cocktail today.

Be sure to check out the Greyhound’s orange juice cousin – The Screwdriver.

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Riedel Highball Glasses

I love these sturdy highball glasses. It’s what I used in the Greyhound photo above. These not only look and feel good in your hand, you can fit those larger 2 inch ice cubes in them. These are such simple and elegant glasses – much like The Greyhound itself.

Riedel Highball Glasses

8 Inch Glass Straws

Drinks like the Greyhound are great with a straw that doubles as a drink stirrer. These are the perfect size to use with the Riedel Highball glass (see the feature image above). These are thinner than most glass straws, a feature that I love.

8 inch glass straws

Linen Cocktail Napkins

The perfect finishing touch. I love these classic hemstitched linen napkins. You can never have too many linen napkins, and these come in an amazing assortment of colors too. They always look good whether starched crisp or left natural and wrinkled.

Linen cocktail napkins

Zulay Professional Heavy Duty Citrus Juicer

If you need to create plenty of juice with ease, the Zulay professional citrus juice press is our top pick for best manual citrus juicer. With a large sized juicing element this makes short work of any citrus – limes, lemons, oranges, and grapefruits. The large basket makes this one of the best juicers for grapefruit. It’s practically a cocktail machine! This will keep you in fresh grapefruit juice for your best Greyhounds.

The heavy cast iron construction not only adds stability to this countertop juicer, it adds weight to the pressing action making juicing easier. Rubber feet helps keep this juicer from sliding around. This is perfect for large capacity users, even suitable for bars, restaurants, and commercial use. The stainless steel juicing components are removable and dishwasher safe. Looking for the best citrus press? I feel this is one of the best you can buy. If you need a lot of juice I recommend the Zulay professional citrus juicer.

Zulay Professional Heavy Duty Citrus Juicer

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