Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Good Dog

In honor of my friend Patti and her love of all dogs, I name my take on the traditional cocktail, The Salty Dog , to The Good Dog. This cocktail traditionally is served in a glass filled with ice and rimmed with salt. I have revised the recipe and serve it shaken in a cocktail shaker with ice then strained into a glass, rimmed with superfine sugar. I find the sugar a wonderful compliment to the tart grapefruit juice and a garnish with a wedge of grapefruit is a perfect accompaniment.

The Good Dog

3 oz. pink or white fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1 1/2 oz. vodka
superfine sugar

Take a wedge of grapefruit and rub it around the rim of a glass then dip the glass in a shallow dish of super fine sugar. Set aside. Combine the juice and vodka in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake for 1 minute then pour into prepared glass. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit. Enjoy!


whack patti said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE dogs of all kinds. Even dirty dogs! I may have to start consuming alcohol again just so I can order a Greyhound!

Big Sis said...

Dirty dogs are happy dogs and means they have been playing outside. This is just the thing for restoring the Vitamin C after a cold romp and after bathing said dog (who is supposed to be white).