Pink Greyhound Recipe

Heather Arndt Anderson

Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice at brunch? Yes, please. A little vodka? Oh, why the hell not. This cocktail is, for all intents and purposes, a greyhound, but I make it with fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice (Rio Star from Texas, if you're into cowboys), rosemary simple syrup, and locally-distilled vodka. It's a real dandy.

Recipe Details

Pink Greyhound Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 45 mins
Serves 1 serving


For the Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • 5 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup sugar

For the Cocktail:

  • Ice

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup

  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice

  • Garnish: grapefruit twist, rosemary sprig


  1. To make the rosemary simple syrup, combine the rosemary, sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer until the syrup is infused with the flavor of the rosemary, about 8 minutes. Let cool.

  2. For the cocktail, fill a rocks glass with ice. Add vodka, 1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup, and grapefruit juice. Stir gently. Garnish with grapefruit twist and rosemary sprig.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
203 Calories
0g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 47mg 235%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 205mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)