Greyhound Cocktail Popsicles

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For this unique twist on the classic Greyhound, we went chilly and created a Greyhound cocktail popsicle! Cocktail popsicles or “poptails” are incredibly fun to make and serve during hot summer days!

A greyhound cocktail popsicles on a wooden table.

These greyhound popsicles are made with fresh-squeezed juice, no added sugar and a little bit of vodka! You can’t go wrong with the icy texture and citrus flavors that make this such a fun way to serve and enjoy a Greyhound.

They’re also striped, how charming is that?! To make a delicious cocktail using, just pour a little champagne in the glass and add in a Greyhound popsicle and voila!

Striped popsicles in a cocktail glass with Champagne.

The flavors melt into the champagne and it tastes so good!! You can use the stick to stir the cocktail while sipping. The best part is that you can make these cocktail popsicles the day before, for incredibly easy entertaining!

Striped greyhound popsicles in a glass with champagne

How to Make a Greyhound Popsicle

Ingredients

  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Vodka

Directions

  • Squeeze the fresh juice and keep them separated in different bowls.
  • Add 4 ounces 4 shots of vodka to the grapefruit juice and stir.
  • Add 4 ounces 4 shots of vodka to the orange juice and stir.
  • In a popsicle mold, add the first layer of juice, then let it freeze. Continue adding in layers and freezing in-between to get the pretty striped effect!
  • Freeze overnight.
  • For a fun cocktail, serve them in a glass with champagne. They melt quickly, but it makes a wonderful flavor!
pink flowers with kumquats

What is in a Greyhound Drink?

A greyhound cocktail consists of grapefruit juice mixed with either vodka or gin. It’s very similar to a salty dog, which has salt around the edge of the glass.

Why is it called a greyhound?

The cocktail was served at a popular restaurant chain called Greyhound that was located at a bus terminal called Post House.

Greyhound Cocktail Popsicles Variations

  • Use gin instead of vodka
  • Make an Italian version and use Campari in the recipe
  • Add a dash of salt
  • Use grapefruit vodka
striped popsicles on a marble table

Tips for Making Popsicles

Use fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and orange juice.

Add all of the ingredients into a pitcher or a bowl with a spout and stir.

The spout is important because it makes it easy to pour into the popsicle mold. This is the popsicle mold we use all of the time.

Make sure to leave about 1/4″ space at the top of the mold to drop in a thin orange slice (remove the rind!), and for the popsicle to expand.

When juice and water freezes, it expands. If the juice and ice expand over the mold, it makes the removal of the lid on the mold harder. Also, you don’t get a clean edge to your popsicle.

greyhound cocktail popsicle in a glass

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striped popsicles in a glass

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Flowers on a bar in a pretty tin vase.

Let us know if you make these by leaving a comment and review below! Also, tag @SugaranCharm on social so we can see and share your photos!

Layered Greyhound Cocktail Popsicle

GREYHOUND POPSICLES

For this unique twist on the classic Greyhound, we went chilly and created a Greyhound cocktail popsicle! Cocktail popsicles or "poptails" are incredibly fun to make and serve during hot summer days!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1 day
Total Time: 1 day 5 minutes
Servings: 8 popsicles
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 6 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 8 ounces vodka

Instructions

  • Squeeze the fresh juice and keep them separated in different bowls.
  • Add 4 ounces (4 shotof vodka to the grapefruit juice and stir.
  • Add 4 ounces (4 shotof vodka to the orange juice and stir.
  • In a popsicle mold, add the first layer of juice, then let it freeze. Continue adding in layers and freezing in-between to get the pretty striped effect!
  • Freeze over night.
  • For a fun cocktail, serve them in a glass with champagne. They melt quickly, but it makes a wonderful flavor!

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Vitamin C: 141mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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8 thoughts on “Greyhound Cocktail Popsicles”

  1. 5 stars
    These sound amazing! I can’t wait to make them when the weather warms up a bit. Otter pops for the kids and these for mom 🙂

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