Great Dane (An Aquavit Salty Dog) Cocktail

What a fun cocktail for camping! We love the use of Vanilla Bean Sea Salt to amp up the flavor with zero added effort. From one of our most popular summer cookbooks, author Emily Vikre has won us over with this one.

"Grapefruit juice, in spite of its bitter edge, is surprisingly friendly with a lot of different spirits. If you use vodka in this (and leave off the salt) you'll have a Greyhound. With gin, it's a Salty Dog. Aquavit, a caraway flavored Scandanavian spirit, makes the drink dance with a tango of sweet and savory, salty and sour. I've dubbed it the Great Dane because not only is Denmark one of the world's largest producers of aquavit, but the Danes are also renowned for their brunches, which can last upwards of seven hours." - Emily Vikre, Camp Cocktails

Serves One

Ingredients:

  • Grapefruit or lime slice
  • 1 1/2 ounces aquavit or gin
  • 4 lunches fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Sea Salt

Instructions:

Run the slice of grapefruit or line around the rim of your glass, then roll the glass rim in the salt to coat it. Add the aquavit or gin, grapefruit juice, and a few ice cubes to your glass.

 

July 08, 2021 — Anne Weiss

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