Earl Greyhound


This drink starts with a simple shrub, a tart, fruity liquid you make ahead and can also sip straight up or with seltzer-made with sugar, vinegar, citrus, and a tea bag. It's a play on a Greyhound (grapefruit juice and vodka). Salt the rim if you like.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
1 drink


Earl Grey-Grapefruit Shrub:

  • 1 grapefruit

  • 1 cup white wine vinegar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 Earl Grey tea bag


  • ice cubes

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces vodka

  • grapefruit wedge


  1. Zest grapefruit, then section the fruit, cutting it away from the peel and inner membranes. You should have 5 teaspoons zest and 3/4 cup grapefruit sections. Puree zest, sections, and any juices with sugar and vinegar. Add tea bag. Chill, covered, 4 hours to 2 days. Remove tea bag and strain.

  2. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, combine 2 fluid ounces shrub and vodka. Shake until very cold. Strain into martini glass or an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Cook's Note:

Rim the martini glass with salt, if desired.

Editor's Note:

The shrub recipe makes 2 cups, enough for 8 drinks or cocktails. It keeps up to 3 weeks, chilled. Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of shrub. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1113 Calories
260g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 1113
% Daily Value *
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 260g 95%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 244g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 244mg 1,221%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 669mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.