Remember when I made that amazing broiled grapefruit? That grapefruit had been drizzled with Mike’s Hot Honey and sprinkled with ground ginger. Broiled grapefruits really are far superior to regular grapefruits. Trust me on this one.
That grapefruit would have made a lovely snack. A great snack. I, however, looked at it and remembered I had vodka and decided that it would make an even more lovely cocktail. You can take the girl out of New Orleans, but you can’t take the New Orleans out of the girl.
A greyhound is typically just grapefruit juice and vodka. Why is it called a greyhound? I have no idea, but if you know I’d love to hear the explanation. Cocktails are mostly misers, so isn’t it a good idea to use the very best? It’s hard to get better than fresh fruit. This greyhound is made significantly better with some spicy honey, so I suggest you use some when broiling your grapefruit. It’s also double spiced by the ginger that’s sprinkled on top, which makes for a refreshing one-two punch.
Go ahead, drunk your serving of fruit today. You deserve it.
spicy gingered greyhound
makes 2 cocktails
1-2 broiled ginger grapefruits with ginger
1 1/2 ounces vodka
Squeeze the juice from the grapefruits. Depending on how juicy they are you may need two- aim for 1 cup of juice. Fill two glasses with ice, add the vodka and grapefruit juice. Stir to combine and enjoy responsibly.