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Sensational Salty Dogs


Is there anything better than an ice cold, refreshing cocktail on a hot summer day? One of the best warm weather drinks is the salty dog­­—a refreshing blend of grapefruit juice and vodka. This light and tasty cocktail hits the spot every time.

With a couple of simple substitutions, you can enjoy a salty dog any way you like. Just measure out all of the ingredients, combine in a shaker with crushed ice, and pour into a glass garnished with salt and fruit slices!


Grapefruit Salty Dogcocktail_grapefruit

Ingredients:

  • Coarse sea salt (for rim)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup red grapefruit juice,
    freshly squeezed
  • 3 ounces of quality vodka
  • Grapefruit slice (for garnish)

Strawberry Salty Dogcocktail_strawberry

Ingredients:

  • Coarse sea salt (for rim)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • ½ cup red grapefruit juice,
    freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup strawberry puree
  • 3 ounces of quality vodka
  • Strawberry (for garnish)

Watermelon Salty Dogcocktail_watermelon

Ingredients:

  • Coarse sea salt (for rim)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • ½ cup red grapefruit juice,
    freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup watermelon puree
  • 3 ounces quality vodka
  • Watermelon slice (for garnish)

What’s your favorite summer cocktail? Share photos of your salty dog—or any of your favorite drinks—with us on Facebook and Instagram. #ALMrecipes

For more fun summer cocktails and snack recipes, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/summer.