The Harrier

Restaurant Eugene • Atlanta Mixologist Greg Best named his lavender-scented riff on a Greyhound — made with gin instead of vodka — after a dog known for its keen sense of smell: the harrier.

The Harrier
Photo: © Tina Rupp
Total Time:
7 days 10 mins
1 drink


Tincture of Lavender

  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried lavender

The Harrier

  • Ice

  • 2 ounces gin

  • 3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice

  • 1 fresh lavender sprig


Make the tincture

  1. In a small jar, combine the vodka with the dried lavender. Cover tightly and store at room temperature for 1 week. Strain and store in the airtight container for up to 1 month.

Make the cocktail

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, grapefruit juice, and 1/2 ounce of the Tincture of Lavender (reserve the rest for another use). Shake well and strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Garnish with the lavender sprig.

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