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Salty Dog

Rachel Tepper Paley
July 14, 2014

Photo credit: Martha Stewart

Rough weekend? We hear you. There’s a tiny part of us that’s glad the World Cup is over and the celebratory boozing can finally end. Well, after one more drink: the Salty Dog, a citrusy cocktail that’ll cure what ails you.

Grapefruit juice and a hearty glug of vodka are the base of this hair-of-the-dog libation. A thickly salted rim cranks the volume up just a decibel more.

The elixir provides the little bump you need to get back into the swing of things, without clobbering you with booze. After this, you can go back to your regularly scheduled kale salads and green smoothies. Promise.

The Salty Dog
From Martha Stewart
Serves 1

Coarse salt
Juice of 1/2 yellow grapefruit, plus more for wetting rim of glass
1 1/4 ounces vodka
2 teaspoons Simple Syrup

Spread coarse salt on a small plate. Wet rim of a glass with fresh yellow grapefruit juice; dip rim in salt and add ice to glass. Combine vodka, juice of 1/2 yellow grapefruit, and simple syrup, and pour into glass.

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