This is a variation on the Salty Dog and the Greyhound created at Ruby, a cutting-edge cocktail bar in Copenhagen. The name, in fact, refers to a Danish long-distance bus called the Graahundbus, or "Greyhound bus." The original calls for a dill-based aquavit from a local micro-distiller rather than the usual caraway-based aquavits you find in the United States. However, Spirits columnist Jason Wilson says that widely available brands such as Linie, Aalborg or Krogstad work well, though he recommends garnishing with a sprig of fresh dill.
- Salt, to garnish the glass
- 1 ounce aquavit
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, preferably ruby red
- 1 ounce Campari
- Sprig fresh dill, for garnish (optional)
Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Rim an old-fashioned or rocks glass with salt, then fill it with ice.
Combine the aquavit, grapefruit juice and Campari. Stir vigorously, then strain into the salt-rimmed glass.
Garnish with the dill, if desired.
Adapted from Ruby, a cocktail bar in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tested by Jason Wilson and Michael Taylor.
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