grapefruit salty dog

Grapefruit Salty DogHello Friday!

Anyone else out there getting these weird Spring fever vibes with all this unseasonable sunshine and lack of snow?! I feel like St Patty’s is coming up and we haven’t even celebrated Valentine’s Day yet. Mother Nature you have gone cray and I am sort of loving it. (Please don’t snow in April…please don’t snow in April…)

grapefruit_salty_dog2 Grapefruit Salty DogSomething that is never cray is a cocktail post on a Friday. This time around it’s an old school drink with one of my favorite winter ingredients…the almighty grapefruit.

It’s a simple little drink. Mix some grapefruit juice and vodka, throw it in a salt rimmed glass filled with ice and sip. If you want it to be sweet you will not be happy…it’s fresh and salty, absolutely not sweet. Best way I can describe it is this: if a dirty martini and a margarita got married their love child would be a salty dog.

Sounds sort of gross when you say it like that, but I swear if you like to sip on something with a little bite you will thoroughly enjoy this.

Grapefruit Salty Dog Grapefruit Salty DogThank goodness for weekends and cocktail hour. Have a good one!




grapefruit salty dog
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Serves: 2
  • coarse sea salt
  • ⅔cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • ¼ vodka
  • crushed ice
  • grapefruit slices to garnish (optional)
  1. Dip glasses in water or take a grapefruit slice and rub around the edges. Dip in sea salt. Fill with crushed ice.
  2. Pour juice and vodka into a shaker filled with ½cup ice. Shake and pour into glasses. Garnish with grapefruit wedges if desired. Cheers!

Grapefruit Salty Dog
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4 Responses to grapefruit salty dog

  1. Cindy says:

    Strangely this post made my mouth water a little at my desk on a Friday afternoon…

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  3. these look delicious Brandy! I don’t think I can wait for the weekend; this may be a perfect humpday cocktail! Beautful photos too!!

  4. Tiffany says:

    How pretty is this! What camera do you use?

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