Ready for another 'Friday Happy Hour' cocktail recipe?
.... I sure hope so! Today's cocktail is called 'Release The Hounds' and it's a deliciously refreshing recreation of one of my favorite restaurant cocktails!
It features fresh squeezed grapefruit and lemons, a pineapple infused vodka, and a splash of club soda. Be careful, these go down very easy! I snagged this recipe from one of my favorite bar/restaurants, The Wild Goose in Costa Mesa, Ca.
I chose this recipe to feature this week, because it also happens to be National Mutt Day! BTW- that's me, holding my favorite mutt, Artie 🥰 *Yes, I named my company after my dog...But can you blame me?
This recipe calls for a pineapple infused vodka, if you've never infused a hard spirit before- it's VERY easy, but you do want to do it ahead of time, preferably overnight. Just cut up any fruit that you choose, drop it into a sealable jar, cover in your liquor of choice and let set. Ta-da! That's it.
If you want to keep this for a while, strain out the fruit after about 2 days. I used Smithworks American made vodka... which I later found out is country superstar, Blake Shelton's brand! Makes me want to listen to country!
If you love a light, tart, refreshing cocktail, then you will love this spin off of the classic Greyhound.
P.S. I didn't add any simple syrup or agave to my recipe, because I love the tartness, plus, the pineapple in the vodka provides just enough sweetness for my personal taste!
Recipe for 'Release The Hounds'
4 OZ Pineapple Infused Vodka
4 OZ Grapefruit & Lemon Juice
Agave or Simple Syrup to taste
Pineapple for Garnish
- Cut pineapple into chunks to fill mason jar. Cover with vodka. Let sit overnight.
- Juice grapefruits & lemons *Makes about 12 oz. of juice
- Pour 4 oz. of vodka, and 4 oz. juice into shaker with ice. Shake and pour over ice. *Add agave or simple syrup to taste
- Top with club soda, and garnish with pineapple.