This post is part of our series called "The Remix". Here we take classic cocktails and give them our own twist.
What self-respecting barfly hasn't had a Salty Dog? You know, that classic gin and grapefruit concoction with a salted rim. Well we took it, smacked it up, flipped it, rubbed it down and gave it some much-needed FLAVA'!
|It's everything you never knew you always wanted in a cocktail!|
|Start with a nice, juicy grapefruit!|
|Add some grapefruit rind|
|Chili peppers for a kick!|
|Muddle those babies!|
Add gin, grenadine, simple syrup and lemon juice and you're like a doggie in heat, a freak without warning...
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you:
Garnish with a gummy hot dog and eat the rest of the package when no one's looking...
|Now THAT'S what we call lunch!|
Salty Hot Dog
2½ ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1½ ounces gin
1 teaspoon diced jalapeño
1 teaspoon grenadine
1-2 teaspoons simple syrup
½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ teaspoon grated grapefruit rind
Add grapefruit juice, gin and diced jalapeño to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Next add grenadine, simple syrup, lemon juice, grapefruit rind and ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms. Rub rim of glass with lemon wedge and dip into salt. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a gummy hot dog! Gummy hot dog part is NOT optional!
|Now he just needs a little salt!|