Hellhound

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Based on a Greyhound, this is a most unusual but delicious cocktail. The combo of cilantro, grapefruit, and spicy vodka makes this more refreshing than a glass of ice water...which means you can drink more. Yields 1 serving.

  • ¼ lime
  • 6 sprigs cilantro, plus a nice leaf for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar, simple syrup, or honey syrup
  • 2 fluid ounces grapefruit juice
  • 1½ fluid ounces spicy vodka or gin
  • Ice
  • 1 tablespoon blood orange or pomegranate juice
  • Cocktail shaker with strainer
  • Chilled martini or coupe glass
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime and cilantro well until the cilantro is pulverized.
  2. Add the agave, grapefruit juice, vodka, and ice. Shake hard for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled glass then gently pour the blood orange juice down the side. Garnish with the cilantro leaf and serve immediately.
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