The Red Hound is a classic cocktail! Read below for the history, cheers!
This cocktail is an update on the classic cocktail called the Greyhound, which was reputed to have been concocted by the famous American bartender Harry Craddock in the 1920s and was mentioned in his Savoy Cocktail book that was published in 1930. The Greyhound was originally a simple mix of grapefruit juice and gin on crushed ice, but as vodka gained popularity, the gin was swapped out for vodka, so it has become a classic vodka cocktail!
Red Hound Cocktail
In the Red Hound, we add a bit of cranberry infused simple syrup and St. Germain elderflower liqueur to add a sweet and floral component that makes the drink less bitter and adds a bit more color. The added sweetness makes the Red Hound a bit more approachable than the original Greyhound, countering the bitterness of the grapefruit that some drinkers may find hard to drink. You could also replace the vodka with gin to add a bit more complexity and herbal flavors. Try the gin and grapefruit combo in our French Tart cocktail!
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- .75 oz cranberry simple syrup
- .75 oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice and allow glass to chill.
Halfway fill a shaker with ice, pour vodka, St Germain, grapefruit juice and cranberry simple into it.
Shake and pour into rocks glass. Garnish with a grapefruit peel or cranberries.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269 Total Fat: 3.3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 21.3g Fiber: 0.6g Sugar: 19.4g Protein: 0.4g
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