Grapefruit lovers: if you haven't discovered it yet, get to know a cocktail called the Salty Dog.
No, it's not a strange concoction with hot dogs, but the cousin to the classic Greyhound. Both the Greyhound and Salty Dog combine fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice with vodka. The Salty Dog, however, is served in a salt-rimmed glass similar to a margarita.
For more on this drink – which is perfect for National Grapefruit Month! — read ahead.
With grapefruit in season, I rolled up my sleeves and pulled out my old-fashioned glass juicer. Although manual juicing is time consuming, the refreshingly rewarding, tangy drink is worth it. Have you ever had a Salty Dog?
- 3 ounces vodka or gin
- 6 ounces grapefruit juice, fresh squeezed preferable
- Salt to rim the glass
- lemon wedges
- Rub the lemon along the rim of the glass, then salt rim.
- Combine vodka and grapefruit in a shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Pour grapefruit and vodka mixture in the glass. Can be served on the rocks or up. Enjoy.
- Drinks, Cocktails