Pink Greyhound Recipe

Pink Greyhound Recipe

[Photograph: 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.

  • Yield:1 cocktail
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:45 minutes


  • 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. 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. 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.