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Dalmatian Cocktail

Dalmatian Cocktail

The Dalmatian Cocktail is a variation on the Vodka Greyhound, with the addition of a black-pepper simple syrup.

 A peppery variation on the Vodka Greyhound, the Dalmation Cocktail uses homemade black pepper syrup to give the fresh grapefruit classic a bit of a kick. The heat of the pepper syrup leaves a spicy, lingering finish after the tangy citrus flavors taper away. This cocktail can be enjoyed in winter, when citrus fruits are ripe, and the pepper gives the drink a warming kick. Bonus; vitamin C from the grapefruit can boost the immune system.

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Simple Syrup


  • ½ cup (4 oz)  grapefruit juice, fresh squeezed (about 1 medium grapefruit)
  • ¼ cup (2 oz) black pepper simple syrup (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup (2 oz) vodka (or sparkling water)
  • Ice



Black Pepper Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan whisk together sugar and water. Bring to a low boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until syrup becomes slightly thickened. 
  3. Stir in peppercorns, cover and steep 30 minutes. Drain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove pepper. Allow to cool, and chill in a covered container until ready to use.


  1. Add grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and vodka (if using) to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to chill the cocktail.
  2. Pour into a glass tumbler over ice. If omitting vodka, top with sparkling water or club soda. Stir.

Serves 1

For best results:

  • Always use fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Tastes best with freshest ingredients
  • make it a mocktail by omitting the vodka

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