Raise a Glass to Greyhounds

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April is National Adopt a Greyhound Month! These well behaved pups are easy to fall in love with and make great companions, so we turned to friend and Greyhound expert Catelyn Silapachai for information about adopting. To celebrate, we’re sharing some of our favorite Greyhound cocktail variations all month long. Read Catelyn’s guest blog below, and raise a glass with us as we toast these majestic creatures.

Greyhounds are famous for being one of the fastest land animals, but they also make great pets. After they retire from their racing careers, they can be adopted as pets through local greyhound rescue organizations. They have a few stand-out characteristics that make them desirable as an indoor pet. For example, they are gentle and laid-back, generally content to sleep most of the day. They have a long lifespan for a big dog breed, living on average 12-15 years. They actually require much less exercise than most people think because they’re bred for sprinting, not endurance. Lastly, Greyhounds are quite clean, and groom themselves like cats. They are consistently rated one of the best dogs for apartment living due to their cleanliness, tendency not to bark, and gentle nature. To learn more about retired racing greyhounds as pets, contact one of the three greyhound adoption groups in Austin. They will be able to answer any questions about adoption, or provide insight into other ways to help these gentle giants like fostering or volunteering.


Classic GreyhoundTito’s Greyhound

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz of Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Fresh grapefruit juice

Method:

Pour Tito’s Handmade Vodka over ice, fill the rest of your glass with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Enjoy!

Italian GreyhoundItalian Greyhound

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz of Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1-2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Method:

Pour Tito’s Handmade Vodka over ice, fill the rest of your glass with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Gently crush the rosemary leaves from one sprig directly into your glass. Stir, and garnish with another sprig.


Greyhound MuleGreyhound Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz of Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • slice of fresh grapefruit
  • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 slices of fresh lime
  • 2 oz of ginger beer

Method:

In a chilled copper mug, muddle the grapefruit and lime slices with a bar spoon. Add Tito’s Handmade Vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, and top with ginger beer. Garnish with fresh grapefruit wedge and lime wheel.


 

Salty DogSalty Dog

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz of Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Fresh grapefruit juice
  • Salt for rim

Method:

This variation adds a salted rim to the classic Tito’s Greyhound. Dip the rim of your glass in grapefruit juice first to help the salt stick. After you’ve salted the rim, pour Tito’s Handmade Vodka over ice and fill the rest of your glass with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

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