Home · Recipes Greyhound Cocktail Floats Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Jun 16, 2016Updated: Nov 13, 2023 View Recipe9 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Add a summer spin to the classic greyhound cocktail with a few scoops of grapefruit sorbet! I love a good gin drink. Let’s summer-ize the classic greyhound cocktail. Add a few scoops of grapefruit sorbet for the ultimate greyhound cocktail! Grapefruit Sorbet Float Traditionally, the greyhound cocktail is a mixture of grapefruit juice with either vodka or gin. I’m a gin girl all the way. Especially during the summer, I think gin adds such a clean, herbaceous, and refreshing quality that vodka can’t. As promised in my cucumber gin and tonic floats, here is the second cocktail float in my series of four. I made a grapefruit sorbet using just fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and sugar. That’s it. Assemble the frozen cocktail Add a few scoops of grapefruit sorbet. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can use this recipe to make a granita. And of course, you can also use store-bought grapefruit sorbet! Pour in the gin. I’m a big fan of Hendrick’s gin. It works wonderfully in this cocktail. Add grapefruit juice and a touch of simple syrup. Fresh squeezed is a million times tastier than any of the packaged bottled stuff. It’s worth the extra effort to fresh squeeze the grapefruits! Garnish with fresh rosemary sprig and fresh mint. CHEERS! A very close relative of the greyhound cocktail is the salty dog. The only difference is the addition of salt. To turn this into a salty dog float, simply rim the edge of the glass with coarse sea salt. In case you were wondering- I bought these dog juice glasses from Anthropologie. Unfortunately, they are no longer available. Summer Cocktail Float Series! Cucumber Gin and Tonic Floats Blueberry Mojito Float Watermelon Margarita Float Greyhound Cocktail Float Add a summer spin to the classic greyhound cocktail with a few scoops of grapefruit sorbet! Prep Time: 5 minutes minutesTotal Time: 5 minutes minutes Servings: 1 (multiply as needed) Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Ingredients3 scoops grapefruit sorbet (recipe follows) or store-bought2 oz gin of choice or vodka4 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice¾ oz simple syrup*rosemary sprigs, to garnishfresh mint and grapefruit slices, to garnishGrapefruit Sorbet:3 ½ cups fresh squeezed grapefruit juice½ cup granulated sugar* Instructions In a tall serving glass, add 3 scoops of grapefruit sorbet. Add gin, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Garnish with rosemary, mint, and grapefruit slices. Enjoy immediately. Grapefruit Sorbet:Dissolve sugar in grapefruit juice. Store in the fridge until juice is cold.Freeze mixture in ice cream maker according to your unit's instructions. Process until the mixture has reached a soft serve consistency. Transfer to a freezer-safe container and let rest in the freezer for at least 4 hours before serving. Allow to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before scooping and serving. NotesTo make simple syrup: bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil. Cook until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool and keep stored in the fridge until ready to use. Keeps for about a week in the fridge. *Note: I prefer the sorbet a little on the tart side. If you’d like the sorbet to be sweeter, feel free to add additional sugar to your taste preferences. All images and text © The Little Epicurean Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanKeyword: frozen greyhound, greyhound cocktail, grapefruit sorbet, boozy sorbet float Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.