Pink Salty Dog is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. This cocktail is a refreshing combination of grapefruit juice and vodka with a salted rim. It is perfect for summer!
Pink Salty Dog
It’s 5 o’clock! Where’s your cocktail??
This easy cocktail has three simple ingredients.
- Grapefruit juice
The key to this Pink Salty Dog is good grapefruit juice. A good quality grapefruit juice has a fresh-squeezed taste with notes of both sweet and sour. Go for organic if you can, they’re usually higher quality. Yes, even for a cocktail, quality matters.
How to rim a glass
- Start with a shallow plate or bowl of water, lime juice, or lemon juice. Dip the rim of your glass into the liquid. Alternatively, you could cut a lime or lemon wedge and moisten the rim with it.
- Step two, you want to evenly dip the rim into the sugar, salt, or whatever you’re riming the glass with. I have used nonpareils and chocolate. You may want to use coconut or sprinkles, dependingly on what you’re serving. Get creative.
- Carefully craft your cocktail and pour it into your glass.
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Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.
I updated this post from an earlier version dated March 7, 2013. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.
Pink Salty Dog
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- 3 ounces ruby red grapefruit
- 1 ounce vodka
- ½ teaspoon grenadine
- salt for rim
- Lime wedge, mint, thyme, or rosemary for garnish
- Run a lime or grapefruit wedge around the edge of the glass and roll in salt.
- Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add grapefruit, vodka, and grenadine to the glass. Stir.
- Garnish with lime if desired. Serve and enjoy!
Eva Gallant says
Chelsea @ Life Unpublished says
Yum! I think I may have to try this recipe one evening!! 🙂
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Dana @ Kiss My List says
Yum – love grapefruit juice and vodka 🙂 Pinning to try for my next girls' night. Visiting from SITS today.
My Journey With Candida says
When I was able to indulge, I loved a salty dog!!
The DIY Guy and I love tasty beverages… will be pinning this one for sure!
Ilda Dias says
Hi Paula! Sounds like a great drink. Stopping by from Grow your blog hop! Added you to my RSS feed and G+!
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