Friday, August 23, 2019

Grayhound And Salty Dog (Revisited)

I've done Greyhounds and Salty Dogs before in different glassware and with other vodkas. This time I'm trying to hit on the rocks glass versions of these drinks. The Salty Dog (bottom) can be done up in a cocktail glass, but the New York Barterder's Guide uses the Old Fashioned glass rimmed with salt and sugar and full of ice. The recipes are basically the same after that.

This is the simple cocktail named after the Greyhound bus lines. It's refreshing and great when you need hydration and relaxation in equal measure.
  • 2 oz. vodka (MurLarkey Divine Clarity used)
  • grapefruit juice
Build cocktail in a Collins glass full of ice. Add vodka, top with grapefruit and stir.

Salty Dog
This pleasing variation adds sweet and salt to the original drink.
  • coarse salt
  • granulated sugar
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • grapefruit juice
  • lime wedge
Mix salt and sugar on a shallow saucer. Rim an Old Fashioned glass by wetting the edge by rubbing a lime wedge on it and dipping the glass in the sugar and salt mixture. Fill glass with ice and build the cocktail with vodka and topping it with grapefruit juice before stirring.

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