Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Gin • Sour
Frozen Greyhound

A Greyhound is one of the great, underappreciated two-ingredient drinks, and this frozen take on the drink pays homage to the delicious grapefruit drink. In place of the usual vodka, though, we use gin at the base for this riff—it was, after all, the spirit used in the original recipe from Harry Craddock. A splash of simple syrup makes sure all of the sweet-tart grapefruit flavors still pop, even after being diluted with a couple cups of ice. And a sprinkling of grapefruit zest on top of the finished drink will bring out those tangy notes even more, especially as you lift the drink to your lips.

When it comes to the question of which gin to use, the choice is up to you. If you want to really taste the spirit’s signature juniper flavor, opt for a textbook London Dry gin like Tanqueray or Beefeater. If, on the other hand, you’d prefer to favor the fruity grapefruit flavors, opt for a softer gin like Nolet’s or Plymouth.

The Essentials

Grapefruit Juice
simple syrup
The Details
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1 Cup Gin
2 cups Fresh Grapefruit Juice
.5 Cup Simple Syrup
3 cups ice
Grapefruit Zest, for garnish


  • Add gin, grapefruit juice and simple syrup to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with grapefruit zest.
Simple Syrup
Custom Ingredient


1 Cup White sugar
1 Cup Water


  • Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves, then immediately take the saucepan off the heat. 
  • Let cool, then pour into a container (a Mason jar works nicely) and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.