Recipe: Wheadon’s Gin Greyhound Cocktail


As Guernsey’s Gin Hotel and the home of Wheadon’s Gin, the team behind the bar here at the Bella are experts when it comes to gins and gin-based cocktails.  Our own Wheadon’s Gins have been designed to be served as gin and tonics, however if you are after something a little different then there are some great classic cocktails that suit their flavour profiles.

If you’ve got a bottle of Wheadon’s rock samphire and pink grapefruit gin at home and are looking for a summer sip to remind you of your time at the Bella Luce but that isn’t a Wheadon’s and tonic, then look no further than The Greyhound.

Here at the Bella, our mixologist George makes a great variation on a classic Greyhound:


Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Wheadon’s Rock Samphire & Pink Grapefruit Gin
  • 25 ml of homemade Sweet & Sour*
  • 3 drops of aromatic cocktail Bitters
  • 100 ml of fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • Garnished with a pink grapefruit half wheel or peel

Method:

  • Fill a Collins or highball glass with ice cubes. 
  • Add gin, sweet & sour mix and bitters, stir.
  • Top with fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • Garnish with a half wheel of pink grapefruit, or a twist of peel.

*Sweet & Sour mix is a simple syrup and citrus juice mix, made by heating equal volumes water and sugar to make a syrup (one cup of each), then adding the same equal volumes of lemon juice and lime juice (one cup of each).

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Bella Luce