Vodka Salty Dog Cocktail Recipe

Jun 12, 2011 10:01 am

Have a little vodka with your grapefruit for brunch

Ask for “ breakfast” on a tiny beach on the Greek island of Mykonos, and you’ll be served a tall glass of grapefruit juice and vodka. In other parts of the world, grapefruit, halved and eaten with spoons, is a very civilized start to the day. This fruit dishes out your daily dose of vitamin C. It can also add zing to your drink.

While a traditional Salty Dog is made with gin we like this cocktail with vodka too. Yes, a vodka and grapefruit cocktail is also called a Greyhound, but add some salt to the rim and you've got our take on the Salty Dog. 

Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/obie099/">Jeffry B</a> on Flickr
Photo: Jeffry B on Flickr
 
Servings: 1 drink

Ingredients

2 ounces vodka
3 ounces grapefruit juice
ice
salt, for rimming the glass
lemon or lime wedge, for rimming
Directions: 
  1. Use a lemon or lime wedge to wipe around the mouth of a collins glass.  Dip the glass in salt to lightly rim.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Add the vodka and grapefruit juice and stir well.
Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
5 minutes
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