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Salty Dog made with Grapefruit Shrub Syrup

The old fashioned cocktail called a Salty Dog is easy to make, and you don’t absolutely need the Grapefruit Cardamom Shrub Syrup, but the syrup really takes the basic drink to a new level.  I remember making this drink for a lot of customers back in the day when I was a bartender.  The saltiness of the rim mixed with the sweetness and tang of the syrup just makes it a totally delightful drink.  Here is the basic recipe for a Salty Dog, as well as the recipe using our Grapefruit Cardamom Shrub Syrup.

Basic Recipe for Salty Dog Cocktail

Salty Dog with Grapefruit Cardamom Syrup
Salty Dog with Grapefruit Cardamom Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka or gin
  • 3 oz. grapefruit juice
  • small plate of kosher salt for rimming the glass

Directions:

  1. Use a lemon or lime to wet the rim of a highball glass. Then dip the rim in the bowlful of salt.
  2. Add the vodka (or gin) and grapefruit juice to a shaker.  Stir, don’t shake.  Pour over ice in the highball glass.
  3. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.

Salty Dog Craft Cocktail using Grapefruit Cardamom Shrub Syrup

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Pour coarse salt onto small plate. Moisten rim of a highball glass using a lemon or lime wedge. Gently dip rims into salt to coat lightly.
  2. Fill highball glass with ice cubes.
  3. In a shaker add vodka or gin, the Grapefruit Cardamom Shrub Syrup and a dash of bitters.  Stir, don’t shake.
  4. Strain into the highball glass and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

ENJOY!

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