My friends, Carolyn and Michele, recently adopted two puppies and threw a party to introduce the newest (furry) additions to their family. The biggest hit of their dog-themed party was their signature cocktail – a Salty Dog. These would also be great for a brunch or barbeque. They are sweet, tart and deliciously refreshing.
4oz grapefruit juice
coarse salt for rim of glass
lemon (or lime) juice and wedges for garnish
To salt the rim of the glass, either dip the rim into a small bowl filled with fresh lemon juice, or rub the rim of the glass with the cut side of a wedge of lemon. Spin the wet rim in a bowl of salt. Fill the glass with the vodka and grapefruit juice and a few cubes of ice. Stir to mix and garnish with a wedge of lemon.
Makes 1 Salty Dog
Make a large batch by multiplying the recipe and mixing the vodka and grapefruit juice in a pitcher
Have glasses pre-salted, add ice and pour mixture over ice to serve
Serve this drink in a high-ball, old fashion, martini or 8oz wine glass
As an alternative, you can use gin instead of vodka
Try substituting fresh squeezed pink or ruby red grapefruit juice to make this drink sweeter
If you eliminate the salty rim, this drink would be called a Greyhound