Best Simple & Delicious Summer Cocktail: Greyhound
The classic Greyhound highball does not call for an imported Italian liqueur. It was not unearthed in a long-lost pre-Prohibition cocktail recipe book. It's grapefruit juice and vodka. That's it. If you add salt to the rim of the glass, you can call it a Salty Dog. But guess what? It's still grapefruit juice and vodka. And you know what else? That's totally fine.
"Sometimes you don't want to taste a strong alcoholic flavor in a brunch drink," Macy says. "Sometimes you just want to taste delicious grapefruit."
And that means that making a great Greyhound depends almost entirely on your choice of grapefruit juice. Don't skimp on it. It's the drink's overwhelmingly dominant flavor, and it's where you should spend your money. For a slightly sweeter alternative, opt for Ruby Red.
For the vodka, don't splurge on anything that's too high-end. Instead, go with a solid but affordable option like Tito's Handmade or Aylesbury Duck Vodka, which Clover Club currently carries in its well. For a more traditional take, Macy recommends substituting a London dry gin like Beefeater.
Serve over ice. Salt glass for a Salty Dog.