Salty Dog – Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe
This grapefruit cocktail recipe is fresh and simple, making it my new go to drink.
I’ve always wanted to be the kind of adult that has a “go to” cocktail. The kind of drink you can order wherever you are without feeling like a kid that just turned 21 and is trying all the cocktails.
In my mind I envision a scenario where I’m running late to meet my hubby for dinner and when I arrive (looking fabulous of course because this is a dream), he’s at the bar and says “I ordered you a drink” and the bartender delivers something sophisticated, like a whiskey neat or scotch & soda.
It’s taken me a long time to realize that neither of those are ever going to be “my” drink. I can’t even stand the smell of scotch. The closest I can get to whiskey is a whiskey sour, with extra cherries. Definitely doesn’t scream “sophisticated adult”.
Enter the salty dog. Silly name, but delicious grapefruit cocktail. It’s a far cry from my scotch on the rocks dream, but a major step up from my standard Coors Light order.
A Salty Dog is simply vodka and grapefruit juice on ice, with a salted rim. If you opt for no salt, the cocktail then becomes a Greyhound.
Since grapefruit is currently in season, it makes the perfect spring cocktail!
- 3 ounces grapefruit juice, fresh squeezed is best
- 1 ounce vodka
- salt (for rim of glass), optional
- Take slice of grapefruit and rub around rim of glass
- Dip glass rim in shallow bowl of salt
- Fill glass with ice
- Add vodka then grapefruit juice
- Stir and Enjoy!