Shochu Cocktail Recipe: Nankai Greyhound

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Nankai Greyhound

The Nankai Greyhound takes the classic vodka cocktail and makes it better with the crisp and refreshing addition of Nankai Shochu. All you need is Nankai Shochu, grapefruit juice, elderflower liqueur, and salt. Perfect with meals or as a brunch cocktail.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: cocktail, grapefruit juice, greyhound, salt, shochu, vodka cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 146kcal


  • 1.5 oz Nankai Shochu
  • 3 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 0.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt


  • Combine Nankai, elderflower liqueur and grapefruit juice in a glass over ice.
  • Sprinkle sea salt and stir.
  • Garnish with grapefruit juice or a salt rimmed glass.


The elderflower liqueur is optional, but does add a nice floral dimension.


Serving: 5oz | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Sugar: 10g

The Nankai Greyhound is the shochu cocktail recipe version of the classic Greyhound. It’s a favorite among the Nankai team because it’s so easy to make and illustrates how well Nankai mixes into cocktails. The key here is the salt and the citrus pulling out all the black sugar flavors from Nankai Shochu. Absolutely delicious.

If you’d like to try Nankai Shochu and this cocktail, check out our Store Locator page for help finding Nankai near you or an online partner that might ship to you.