Pour Me One: An Unsalty Dog

unsalty dogSometimes all those gourmet martinis on every bar and restaurant menu positively exhaust me. If a drink has more than four ingredients, especially random ones like passion fruit vodka or elderflower water, it just tastes confused to me. So, today’s Pour Me One celebrates drink simplicity. Ice, vodka, pink grapefruit juice, and a little elbow grease. That’s deliciously it.

I call this an unsalty dog because the original drink, a salty dog, has a salt rim. Using pink grapefruit and omitting the salt makes for a sweeter drink experience. I initially tried naming it a pink poodle, but the husband quickly shot that down as too girly. I pointed out that it IS a pink drink, so it should have a girly name, but alas, I lost the battle.

1 cup fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice

1/2 cup vodka

ice

Combine vodka and grapefruit juice in a martini shaker with ice. Shake until cold (50 shakes, a brief rest, and 50 more shakes). Strain into 2 chilled martini classes. Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Pour Me One: An Unsalty Dog

  1. amber says:

    love the ratio of ingredients in this drink. 1/2 vodka. MMMMM

  2. Carin S. says:

    I like pink poodle! And speaking as an ex-bartender, you’re on the right track. The word “dog” in the name The Salty Dog indicates grapefruit juice, so if you are to rename it, you need to stick with a dog word, which is why “poodle” totally works.

  3. Stephanie says:

    That’s so interesting, Carin! But why would dog ever be associated with grapefruit juice?

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