Thursday, January 12, 2012

Minty Dog Cocktail

I've said before that I'm a huge fan of greyhounds, both the kind with four paws and the kind with gin. A while ago we got excited about using vanilla salt on the classic salty dog. Here's a new spin on things for lovers of mint: the Minty Dog!
Last week we whipped up some tasty mint sugar which we sprinkled over our colorful winter citrus salad. If you are wondering what else you can use that mint sugar for, just head over to your liquor cabinet.

Minty Dog


  • 1.5 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1.5 oz gin (you can use vodka instead, I won't judge)
  • mint sugar (recipe here)
1. Moisten the rim of your glass with some grapefruit juice. (The juice helps the sugar to adhere better than water does.)
2. Put mint sugar in a shallow dish and turn the glass over into the dish to coat the rim with sugar.
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.)

11 comments:

  1. Yes, please! This looks very refreshing and the minty sugar rim is so pretty.

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  2. I love mint and grape fruit! The vodka, I'm not so sure yet, but we'll see in two years when I'm (legally) allowed to drink. I love your pictures.

    I've nominated you and Sarah for the Liebster Award. Check it out here: http://www.sixteenbeans.com/2012/01/spiced-cherry-coconut-super-muffins.html

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  3. Now that is a swell drink. I love how grapefruit cuts the taste of alcohol, and that mint sugar sounds perfect.

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  4. Yum. Definitely going to give this a try. I love greyhounds too (of the vodka variety). I won't judge you either :)

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  5. I had a gathering last weekend at my home and made these for a group of 20! It was spectacular.

    Lisa Montalva/The Gourmet Mom at www.thegourmetmom.com

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  6. I love mint and grape fruit! The vodka, I'm not so sure yet, but we'll see in two years when I'm (legally) allowed to drink. I love your pictures.

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  7. #1 I love gin
    #2 I'm hosting a girl party
    which means this looks like the perfect cocktail for me.

    Also, your photos are lovely.

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  8. I think someone is using your images from this blog post on Instagram.

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  9. I might try grenadine juice for this one, with a deep red color that looks like a bloody mary cocktail! My wine cabinet had a bunch of it before, though I don't have much idea how to serve it with drinks.

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  10. It's vey delicious. My family love it so much. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

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  11. I've said before that I'm a huge fan of greyhounds, both the kind with four paws and the kind with gin. A while ago we got excited about using vanilla salt on the classic salty dog. we love pets

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