Pregnant and hosting a Bachelorette party in Palm Springs is an odd combination, but I sprung on my role with gusto. My role of bartender that is. I was expecting it to be a margarita weekend, and whipped up the greyhounds on a whim, but they were the hit of the weekend and oh so simple to make. Even as a mocktail, this drink is business. It comes from the grapefruit simple syrup, made with the spent rinds, which has a lovely bitter bite. The best part? It’s only three ingredients!


For one cocktail

4 ounces fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (about 2 grapefruits)

1 1/2 ounces vodka

1 ounce grapefruit simple syrup

2 handfuls Ice


Combine everything in a blender and blend until very smooth. Serve with a straw!


Grapefruit rinds (as many as you have on hand)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water


Combine all of the ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Cook until the sugar has fully dissolved. Turn off the heat, and let the skins sit in the syrup for at least 30 minutes. Cool completely before using.