Let’s face it—there’s nothing fresher than pure grapefruit juice. But where’s the fun in that? The Salty Dog takes our favorite juice and makes it cocktail worthy. Plus, with grapefruit’s healthy rep, it’ll be that much easier to wipe away your guilt and dive in.
Without salt, this concoction is known as a Greyhound. While almost equally delicious, we chose to go with the more exciting of the two this week.
Here’s a look at what you’ll need to make this tangy treat:
- Coarse salt
- 4 oz. grapefruit juice
- 2 oz. gin (can be replaced with Vodka)
- 2-3 ice cubes
- Lemon peel (optional)
Add ice, gin, and grapefruit juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour into a glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with a lemon peel, and enjoy.