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A classic Greyhound consists of just two ingredients: vodka and grapefruit juice (perhaps a lemon wedge if you fancy garnishes). My Salted Tarragon Greyhound, a twist on this refreshing classic, consists of grapefruit juice, home infused grapefruit tarragon vodka, flaky sea salt and agave nectar. The sea salt added directly to the shaker helps cut the tartness of the grapefruit without adding any additional sweetness. The finished cocktail has the perfect balance of sweet and tart with just a hint of tarragon in the background. I’ll have to mention that after giving this cocktail a vigorous shake, the chilled, frothy liquid poured from the shaker is the most lovely shade of pale pink. So beautiful. Continue reading for the recipe.
The Salted Tarragon Greyhound
- Grapefruit tarragon infused vodka
- Freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice strained of pulp and seeds
- Flaky sea salt or kosher salt
- Agave nectar
Ruby red grapefruit wedges, for garnish
- Fill a short glass to the top with ice. Pour in grapefruit tarragon infused vodka ⅓ of the way. Fill the remaining ⅔ with freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice. Transfer liquids and ice to a cocktail shaker. Add a small pinch of flaky sea salt, then add agave nectar to taste*.
- Shake vigorously until well chilled. Pop off the top of your cocktail shaker and pour everything (drink and ice) back into the short glass. Garnish with a fresh wedge of ruby red grapefruit.
Oh my. This looks like the perfect cocktail. Love the grapefruit tarragon infused vodka. wow.
5 Star Foodie says
A lovely cocktail with the freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice!
Lori Lynn says
Kudos on this one Brandon! Great photos too.
Thank you Lori Lynn!
Super interesting! And I love that you used agave 🙂
Thanks! I’ve been experimenting with agave in my cocktails recently. So far so good. They key is just to shake it up a bit longer than a cocktail sweetened with simple syrup (because of the consistency).
These look absolutely delicious and beautiful.
What a beautiful cocktail! Lovely photos!
So beautiful! Love this
That is one beautiful cocktail! I’d never heard of a Greyhound before, but even the regular one with just grapefruit juice and vodka sounds good. I’m sure your Grapefruit Tarragon Infused Vodka takes it to a whole new level!
Liz Weber Berg says
What a refreshing and gorgeous cocktail!!!
Kate Pet says
Delish! And your photos are gorgeous!
Hester Casey - Alchemy says
Hi Brandon, your blog really does what it says out to do – inspires – and that is why I’ve included you on my list of stylish bloggers at http://alchemy-fabulousfood.blogspot.com/ – it is only fitting that I toast your award with a salted tarragon greyhound!
Thank you so much for the award! I really appreciate it. Cheers!
Elle (Bromography) says
Congratulations on your recent Stylish Blogger Award! Stunning photography and delicious recipes like this make the award no surprise.
Thanks Elle 🙂
Esther Arellano Harlow says
Have you tried this with gin?
I haven’t tried this particular recipe with gin; however, I have had a greyhound with gin (very tasty). If you wanted to make this with gin rather than the infused vodka, you could try this: start by muddling up some tarragon and grapefruit chunks with ice in a shaker. Add gin, grapefruit juice, salt and agave nectar. Shake vigorously. Fill a short glass with ice, then strain cocktail into the glass. Garnish with grapefruit wedge. I might give this a try tonight!
Becca Rice says
when using agave in cocktails, you might try melting it into an equal part water to create an agave “simple syrup”; it’s easier to dissolve and also easier to control how much you are adding…
This looks incredibly delicious!
Oh, this looks delicious. I will be trying this very soon, thanks!