The Cruzan Silver Greyhound

The recipe for this cocktail is long overdue. I’ve been wanting to reconstruct it since I first tried it at the Gramercy Tavern a few months ago. I’ll skip the excuses and get right down to business, with the exception of saying the following: make this cocktail. You won’t be sorry.

Ingredients for Cruzan Silver GreyhoundThe premise is simple: a Greyhound has long been recognized as a a spirit combined with grapefruit juice. The spirit is usually vodka, but you know we don’t use much of that here.

The Cruzan Silver Greyhound follows that premise with two minor variations: the addition of a little sugar, and the critical addition of grapefruit bitters. If you don’t have any grapefruit bitters, you can order them online (Amazon). They play a huge role in giving this cocktail the depth that sets it apart from the standard Greyhound.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

2oz aged white rum (I used Cruzan, as they provided me with this recipe)
3oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2oz simple syrup (optional, if you prefer your cocktails on the sweet side)
2 dashes grapefruit bitters

Cruzan Silver Greyhound Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, and strain into a tall glass over fresh ice.

When I enjoyed this cocktail at Gramercy Tavern, it was garnished with candied grapefruit peel. This was certainly a wonderful touch, and if you have candied grapefruit peel, I recommend including it as a garnish. Sadly, I didn’t have any lying around, so I omitted it this time.

Again, I really enjoyed this cocktail at Gramercy, and I’ve made it a number of times since recreating it. I really recommend you try it, and I look forward to hearing what you think!


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