My favorite of all cocktails is the Greyhound: quite simply gin and grapefruit juice. (Some folks enjoy their greyhounds with vodka, and that is okay too.) Add a salted rim and you have got yourself a salty dog.
We made some a little while back, and this was the perfect way to use it. You can see the little flecks of vanilla bean that made it onto the rim, and when you bring the glass up to your lips, the aroma of vanilla is strong. It really adds an interesting dimension to the drink.
1.5 oz grapefruit juice
1.5 oz gin
salt (vanilla salt, if you have it!)
1. Moisten the rim of your glass with some grapefruit juice. (The juice helps the salt to adhere better than water does.)
2. Put salt in a shallow dish and turn the glass over into the dish to coat the rim with salt.
3. Pour grapefruit juice and gin over ice. (If you prefer it chilled and not over ice, you can shake juice and gin in a shaker and then strain into glass instead.)