The Salty Dog

Alright, ya’ll. Here we are! Blue Juniper is a reality! Welcome welcome welcome. To start, please visit the About Us page to learn more about your hosts. We are just your average, wedded set of humans trying to get through life on a cocktail buzz. It has been a journey to get here and I am thrilled to share our first recipe!

This first cocktail is a simple, yet classic, drink that gets us through those Friday evenings where there is no food in the house and we end up eating a meal of chips, guac, and sliced cheese.


The Salty Dog is grapefruit, vodka, and a salted rim. Quick, simple, and to the point. I like to add some fresh herbs if I have any, but this is certainly not necessary. We love this cocktail because it is not super sweet and takes just a few minutes to pull together. You can add some simple syrup if you need some extra sugar, but I say embrace the tart!


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Total Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2 (can easily be adjusted for more)


  • Juice from 3 freshly squeezed grapefruits
  • 4 ounces vodka (I use Method + Standard from North Carolina)
  • Salt for the rim, preferably sea salt
  • 2 slices of grapefruit
  • Crushed ice


Squeeze three, ripe grapefruits into your shaker. Add four ounces of vodka (or more/less depending on your preferences) along with one cup of ice. Shake well for 10 seconds. Dip your glasses in grapefruit juice or water to wet the rim and then place in a shallow dish of salt to coat. Add crushed ice to each glass and top with strained mix from shaker. Cut your grapefruit slice garnishes and there you have it! The Salty Dog – perfect for lazy summer evenings and a meal made from snacks.


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