Salty Greyhound

The Salty Greyhound combines gin, amaro, lemon and lime juices in a glass rimmed with chipotle and salt.

This cocktail is another that’s related to our fascination with the Nameless Dog. Elizabeth, who used to bartend professionally once upon a time, was partially inspired to create this by a classic Greyhound (vodka and grapefruit juice) – and which I just learned has nothing to do with dogs, or with dog racing, which were my guesses. I thought it was a drink from the track, when they used to race greyhounds. But no – it was apparently so named because of its popularity in Greyhound bus terminals! That makes so much sense to me, although I’ve never knowingly seen one there, and I’ve taken a lot of buses along the way.

Anyway, inspired by a Greyhound, as well as a Salty Dog (gin or vodka, grapefruit juice and *rim*)… we decided to call it the Salty Greyhound!

Gin (mostly), citrus juice, rim! While we love a good gin drink here at the Pandemic Pub – in fact, we prefer them! – we’re here to clean out the liquor cabinet…while it’s possible that we may run across some random bottle of vodka, it’s not really an option here. If you don’t believe me, check out our Pandemic Pub Rules!

The Salty Greyhound is a good drink; we thought it was super refreshing! The gin makes it cool, while the amaro added a little depth to both color and flavor. (We got on an amaro kick after The Witty Comeback, and wanted to add it to everything). This is a great summer cocktail, bright and citrusy – Elizabeth’s signature! – because of all the limes and lemons.


  • Gin (mostly)

  • Amaro (a little bit)

  • Limes and Lemons – at least 4 mixed and matched to your taste

  • Rim
  • Chipotle

  • Salt


  • Squeeze the lemons and limes – at least 4 in total, but more or less to your taste…Elizabeth loves limes, so this recipe is probably 3 limes to 1 lemon.
  • Add the liquids to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Rim your glass first (Maura can’t even count how many times she forgets to do that and has to start over!) then pour the drink into the rimmed glass.
  • Cheers!
Enjoyed on June 12

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