The other night, Zan and I were craving a cocktail and my fridge was running on empty. I usually always keep lemons and limes on hand to whip something up quickly, but this time I only had grapefruit and peaches and nothing else! I immediately thought of a Salty Dog cocktail, which is grapefruit juice and gin, but the peaches looked so good, so I tossed them in the mix too!
Salty Dogs are a classic cocktail (more classic cocktails here!) and they’re incredibly easy to make. This Peachy Grapefruit Salty Dog is just as simple. Cut the peach into smaller pieces and discard the seed. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 ripe peach and add in the grapefruit juice, gin and ice. Shake for at least 20 seconds, then strain into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.
I love how light and refreshing Salty Dogs are and that they don’t have added sugar. They’re perfect for a warm fall afternoon!
If you’re looking for a good gin, I really love Gray Whale. It’s light, smooth and has notes of Baja and citrus and subtle coastal fir trees. It’s distilled an bottled by a family owned business in Sebastopol and they support Oceana.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the peach with the grapefruit juice and gin.
Add ice and shake for 20 seconds.
Add a little grapefruit juice around the rim of the glass and dip in course salt.
Strain into the salt rimmed glass filled with ice.