Ginger-Aperol Greyhound
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Ginger-Aperol Greyhound
Cocktail recipe

Rating

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The Ginger-Aperol Greyhound is a refreshing and tangy cocktail with a slight twist on the classic Greyhound. It combines the clean and crisp taste of vodka with the bitter-sweetness of ... more The Ginger-Aperol Greyhound is a refreshing and tangy cocktail with a slight twist on the classic Greyhound. It combines the clean and crisp taste of vodka with the bitter-sweetness of Aperol and the tartness of fresh grapefruit juice. The addition of agave syrup adds a smooth sweetness that balances the sharper flavors. This cocktail is typically served in a whisky glass, allowing the vibrant flavors of the ingredients to meld perfectly in this zesty and slightly spicy drink, ideal for those who enjoy a citrusy cocktail with a bit of a kick.
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Thyme
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17.94% | 2.57 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Ginger-Aperol Greyhound

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the vodka, grapefruit juice, Aperol and agave syrup in a cocktail shaker
Add ice and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds
Strain over ice in a short glass
Garnish with thyme sprigs and serve
~ Serve with caramelised ginger candy. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the Ginger-Aperol Greyhound cocktail?

To properly shake the Ginger-Aperol Greyhound cocktail, first add all the ingredients - vodka, grapefruit juice, Aperol, and agave syrup - to a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, close it securely, and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This ensures the cocktail is well mixed, chilled, and slightly diluted for a smoother taste.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Ginger-Aperol Greyhound?

A slice of grapefruit or a twist of grapefruit peel makes an excellent garnish for a Ginger-Aperol Greyhound. The citrus element complements the grapefruit juice in the cocktail, enhancing both its aroma and flavor. Additionally, a sprig of rosemary or a thin slice of ginger can add a touch of elegance and a slight aromatic contrast to the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the vodka in a Ginger-Aperol Greyhound with another spirit?

Yes, gin is a common substitute for vodka in a Ginger-Aperol Greyhound, lending a more botanical flavor to the cocktail. Tequila can also be used for a more robust taste. Remember, substituting the spirit will alter the cocktail's original flavor profile, potentially making it a new experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Ginger-Aperol Greyhound for maximum enjoyment?

The Ginger-Aperol Greyhound should be served cold in a whisky glass. Adding a large ice cube or several small ones will keep the drink chilled without diluting it too quickly. Serve immediately after shaking, and ensure it's garnished according to preference for an elevated experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Ginger-Aperol Greyhound compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 17.94%, the Ginger-Aperol Greyhound is slightly higher in alcohol content than many standard cocktails, which typically range between 10-15%. It's a moderately strong drink, making it perfect for those who prefer cocktails with a bit more kick.

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