Are you ready for the easiest cocktail recipe of all time? Well, I’ve got it here for you and it’s called a Salty Dog. Not the prettiest name, I’ll admit, maybe I should have called it a Pink Salty Dog? But nonetheless it’s delicious and simple and can be made to fulfill your happy hour dreams in a matter of seconds. Seriously, here’s how it goes…
Salt the rim of a tumbler and fill it with ice. Personally I prefer mine crushed, and not crushed like out of my ice machine crushed, but put into a bag and literally crushed with a wooden muddler until the ice is perfectly small and crunchy…but that’s just me.
Next, juice a couple of Ruby Red or pink grapefruit and add that to the glass. Top with equal parts of your favorite vodka and stir to combine.
Garnish with slices of pink grapefruit and you have yourself a Salty Dog! Basically a Greyhound cocktail with a salted rim…get it, salty dog? Ha! Who comes up with cocktail names, I mean really?
If you’re feeling fancy, and have a bit more time to prep, try making a quick rosemary simple syrup to sweeten it up. Equal parts sugar and water go into a saucepan with a few sprigs of fresh rosemary. Bring to a simmer and stir just until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool completely. Remove the rosemary and add about 1-oz to your cocktail. This is my favorite way to drink a Greyhound or Salty Dog for that matter. Cheers!
- 2 oz vodka
- 3 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- crushed ice
- coarse salt
- grapefruit wedges, for garnish
- 1 oz simple syrup optional
- Salt the rim of a tumbler and fill with ice.
- Add in vodka and grapefruit juice and simple syrup if using, and stir to combine.
- Garnish with grapefruit wedges.