Now that grapefruits are in season, it is the perfect time to start mixing up this salty and tart cocktail, the Salty Dog. Fresh grapefruit juice makes for a colorful and fruity addition to any summer drink and I have been lucky enough to have a bountiful grapefruit tree right in my backyard.
For those of you that are familiar, the Salty Dog is a drink usually served with vodka, but I prefer to make mine with gin. It is a simple drink that can be easily served at parties and your guests will love the fun, vibrant color.
Grapefruit juice (Freshly squeezed is better, but store-bought is fine as well)
Coarse salt - either kosher or margarita salt works
Take your cocktail glass and dip the rim in a bowl of water.
Pour your coarse salt onto a small plate. Dip the watered rim onto the plate so it is fully covered in salt.
In a shaker, add three parts grapefuit juice and one part gin over ice. *Chic tip: If you put your fruit in the microwave for 10 seconds it will be easier to work with and you will get more juice out of it.
Give your cocktail a good shake and pour into your salt-rimmed cocktail glass.
Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and enjoy!