The Gin Hound

By • November 8, 2009 • 5 Comments

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Author Notes: Using up a grapefruit and some left over lemon juice, I tripped over this tasty cocktail. Perhaps better suited for warmer months, it was a lovely acoutrement to my cooking adventures last night.JRDsquared

Makes 2

  • 3/4 cups fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon Juice
  • 4 ounces gin (my favorite is Hendricks)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  1. Combine grapefruit and lemon juices together.
  2. Fill a shaker with ice and pour juice, gin, and sweet vermouth.
  3. Shake, shake, shake.
  4. Pour up or over rocks (it is a strong cocktail, so I'd suggest over rocks unless you're up for kick in the pants).
  5. Enjoy.
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2 months ago Drew Davis

This is called a Salty Dog. It was invented in 1951. Well a variation on the Salty Dog, hold the salt, add vermouth. I like the tweak though, well done.


5 months ago Herschelian

This looks right up my street - but alas, alack, the medication I am on prohibits anything grapefruit (fruit/juice whatever) it is quite a well-known prohibition if you are taking Statins or other medication, and needs to be taken seriously.


6 months ago Zsuzsa

This is good - a bit heavy on the gin. It makes two drinks, easily.


6 months ago Gaia Goodness Natural Foods

Your Gin recipes make me want to get into Gins. I'm a vodka girl and usually shy away from drinking Gin. No particular reason. Gonna try this recipe, sounds like a Seabreeze with Gin.


6 months ago lrai

Easy and delicious. I added a few drops of bitters (Fee Bros Black Walnut) which made it feel less summery and more rainy day Spring.