Honey Greyhound Cocktail

It’s happy hour time! Make this Honey Greyhound Cocktail for a refreshing cocktail that is delicious, naturally sweetened, and perfect for a night out on the patio or the perfect cocktail to mix up when you have friends over.

Looking for more cocktail recipes? Check out this 5 Minute Frozen Margarita or this delicious Strawberry Peach Frose.

greyhound cocktail in a glass

Lets Get Together for Drinks

I’m not going to lie. Happy hour is the best. I don’t care if you drink alcohol or if you are sober. I love getting together with my people whether it’s at a bar, a restaurant, or for a group walk at a park. Community time is my favorite time.  So much that it is a problem sometimes.

I am an extrovert that doesn’t realize their tired until it’s way too late and then I’m a mess for a whole week! I truly believe that gathering around a table brings people together. It’s the way I was raised and I love on people by making them food and pouring them wine.

One thing I’ve been very interested in over the past couple of years is really good mixed cocktails. I’m not 22 anymore and I realized that when I realized that mixing cocktails is a science.

I have family members that take mixing cocktails very seriously and I love it. This week and this post are all about making healthier and delicious cocktails that are approachable.

grapefruit juice in a glass

Honey Greyhound Cocktail

Say hello to this beautiful greyhound cocktail that is naturally sweetened with our honey simple syrup. This honey greyhound cocktail is the perfect cocktail if you are looking for something to make when friends are coming over to hang out on the patio!

Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious drinky drinks.

  • Vodka
  • Fresh grapefruit juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Ice Cubes
  •  Rosemary

The grocery list is short, but the drink is so delicious! Before you shake yourself up a batch of these greyhound cocktails. Here are a few tips and tricks before you start!

Fun Facts + Tips

Name Game–> How did the Greyhound drink get its name? Greyhound cockatils used to be served on Greyhound buses! Fun right? Back in the day, they used to serve Greyhound cocktails that were made with vodka or gin, white sugar, and canned grapefruit juice!

Change up the Sweetener–> We use our honey simple syrup to cut the sweetness of the fresh grapefruit juice but feel free to make your own flavor of simple syrup! There are some great simple syrup flavor options in your honey simple syrup post.

Make it for a Group—> The recipe for these honey greyhound cocktail is for one serving! However, if you have friends coming over, feel free to quadruple the recipe and mix it up in a big beautiful pitcher!

Switch Up the Juice–> Yes, a traditional Greyhound cocktail is made with grapefruit juice. If you feel like mixing things up, feel free to use any of the fruit juices below for a fun twist on a Greyhound cocktail.

  • lemon juice
  • lime juice
  • orange juice
  • pineapple juice
Pour greyhound cocktail into a glass Two greyhound cocktails in a glass with a sprig of rosemary

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Recipe

Honey Greyhound Cocktails

It’s happy hour time! Make this Honey Greyhound Cocktail for a refreshing cocktail that is delicious, naturally sweetened, and perfect for a night out on the patio or the perfect cocktail to mix up when you have friends over.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
Author: Emily Richter
Yield: 1 1x
Category: Drink
Method: No Bake
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. fresh grapefruit juice (1/2 cup)
  • 1.5 oz. vodka (3 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon honey simple syrup
  • 6 ice cubes (+ more for serving)
  • 1 sprig of rosemary, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour vodka, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake until combined.
  3. Then, pour into a cocktail glass over ice.
  4. Serve with sliced grapefruit and rosemary, if desired.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
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