A Summer Must: The Salty Dog Cocktail

The Salty Dog Cocktail

Summer is almost here. We are so ready to break out the white jeans, beach drinks, and long leisurely summer nights. I mean is there any time of year more nostalgic than summer? When I think of summer I have specific smells and feelings that coming rushing in. There’s no season that truly makes me long to be a kid again than summer.

Summer is for soaking in every magnificent moment — taking bike rides, walking barefoot, eating food on a stick at all the local carnivals, playing putt-putt golf, taking spontaneous road trips, jumping into the lake, and maybe even being a bit lazy. 

Which brings me to today’s Salty Dog recipe. This is the easiest, and perfect cocktail for those lazy days of summer. Get the recipe below, and whip up a batch sooner rather than later.

DOWNLOAD THE SALTY DOG RECIPE HERE

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2 OZ. VODKA

  2. 3 OZ. GRAPEFRUIT JUICE

  3. COARSE SEA SALT FOR THE RIM

  4. CLUB SODA

  5. ICE

  6. GRAPEFRUIT WEDGES FOR GARNISH

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. RIM A GLASS WITH COARSE SEA SALT OR SPICY SEA SALT FOR A LITTLE EXTRA KICK

  2. FILL A GLASS AND SHAKER WITH ICE. TO THE SHAKER ADD GRAPEFRUIT JUICE AND VODKA, SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE.

  3. POUR OVER ICE INTO THE GLASS AND TOP WITH A SPLASH OF CLUB SODA AND GARNISH WITH A GRAPEFRUIT SLICE OR WEDGE. ENJOY.

Fun fact: Did you know that salt is the only difference between a Salty Dog Cocktail and a Greyhound Cocktail? The Salty Dog was historically a gin drink, and is believed to date back to the 1920's! Don't forget to tag us in your photos when concocting any of our cocktails or recipes. Use #WelcomeHome. We can't wait to see your versions! Cheers!

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