The Gin Hound

November 8, 2009

Test Kitchen-Approved

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 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon Juice
  • 4 ounces gin (my favorite is Hendricks)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
In This Recipe


  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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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

Drew D. July 19, 2014
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.
Herschelian April 14, 2014
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.
Zsuzsa April 4, 2014
This is good - a bit heavy on the gin. It makes two drinks, easily.
Gaia G. March 31, 2014
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.
lrai March 26, 2014
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.