Grapefruit Salty Dog

Grapefruit Salty Dog

Salty and tart, this grapefruit salty dog cocktail is the ideal refresher for 5 o’clock.

Grapefruit Salty Dog Cocktails surrounded by ice cubes, rosemary sprigs and grapefruit wedges

When the end of the day rolls around I’m ready for a drink!

As I’ve gotten older, I have gained an appreciation for the acquired taste.

This salty dog combines the tart yet sweet taste of freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, vodka and of coarse, salt. 

Close up shot of Grapefruit Salty Dog Cocktail surrounded by ice cubes and grapefruit wedges

Similar to a greyhound, a salty dog includes the same ingredients except for the addition of coarse kosher salt to the rim of the glass. 

For this simple recipe I also added elderflower liqueur for a pop of sweetness as well as a sprig of fresh rosemary from my garden.

Have you ever tried this floral liqueur?

The elderflower liqueur adds subtle sweetness while the rosemary adds a peppery finish to each sip.

I’m not one for syrupy sweet drinks but with the grapefruit, this one is a great refresher.

 Overhead view of Grapefruit Salty Dog Cocktails surrounded by ice cubes, rosemary sprigs and grapefruit wedges

The nice thing about this cocktail is that it is easily amendable.

If you’re out of vodka, gin is an acceptable replacement.

Can’t find fresh grapefruit in season?

Pick up a bottle of grapefruit juice from your grocer.

Sea salt also works well if you are out of coarse kosher salt.

 Grapefruit Salty Dog Cocktails surrounded by ice cubes, rosemary sprigs and grapefruit wedges

Try a few of my other cocktail refreshers

 

 

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Grapefruit Salty Dog

Salty and tart, this grapefruit cocktail is the ideal refresher for 5 o’clock.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salty Dog Grapefruit Cocktail
Servings: 1
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur I love St. Germain brand
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Grapefruit slices and fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  • Run a slice of grapefruit around the rim of each class. Sprinkle kosher salt on a small plate and coat the rim with kosher salt.
  • Add ice to the glass followed by the vodka, grapefruit juice, and elderflower liqueur.
  • Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh rosemary and a slice of grapefruit.

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