Sparkling Greyhound with Mint

I may be drinking one of these as I write this, so apologies for any errors. Hilary, you may have to edit this a couple times.

Anyway, I was recently re-introduced to the Greyhound (vodka and grapefruit juice) while vacaying it up with a specific boyfriend’s family in Palm Springs. I learned a couple things: First, there may be enough grapefruit trees that all of Palm Springs could survive on solely grapefruit, if that’s what it came to. You never know. Second, Greyhounds are pretty great, but especially refreshing muddled with mint and topped off with seltzer.


I searched the internet to see if there was a name for this beverage but found nothing. Internet has failed me! Oh well, name this vodka, grapefruit, mint, and seltzer drink what you’d like (suggestions are always welcome), it’ll be wonderful no matter what it’s called. To get the full effect of this beverage it should be consumed (responsibly :)) in the sun, by a pool, and with a good book… I wish I was still in Palm Springs.


  • 5 to 6 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces Vodka (your favorite)
  • 3 to 4 ounces fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, pink or yellow
  • Seltzer water
  • Ice

In a high ball glass or 12 ounce jar or glass of your choosing, muddle the mint leaves. Add vodka, grapefruit juice, and ice. Top off with seltzer and stir a little. If you’re not a lazy bum (like I can be) you could also muddle the mint in a shaker, add the vodka, grapefruit, ice, then get your shake on, pour it all in a glass and top off with seltzer. Enjoy!


4 thoughts on “Sparkling Greyhound with Mint

  1. This looks pretty good and your sentences only got “muddled” in the middle. I do appreciate a good vodka recipe πŸ™‚

  2. Also good with orange juice, grapefruit juice, seltzer (and vodka). I may of had one these tonight out at the pool – in Palm Springs! πŸ™‚

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