Next time you're hosting brunch, instead of serving mimosas or bloody Marys, try this cocktail that fulfills everything you hope for in a beverage to take the edge off. The grapefruit is fresh and acidic; the ginger simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness and heat; the salt rim satisfies a hankering for something savory. So go ahead — pull out that citrus juicer and drink this ginger-spiked Salty Dog until the dog days of Summer are over.
Keep reading for the recipe.
For an even stronger ginger flavor, juice a 1-inch piece of ginger and add it to the cocktail (or add a splash of ginger juice).
1 grapefruit, freshly squeezed, rind reserved
Coarse salt, to rim the glass
3 ounces vodka
1 1/2 ounces ginger simple syrup
- Run the grapefruit rind along the rim of the glasses, then dip the rim of each glass into a saucer filled with salt.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, grapefruit juice, ginger simple syrup, and ice. Shake until cold, then strain into two ice-filled glasses.
- Cocktails, Drinks
- Serves 2