Salty Dog

Salty  Dog

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~Sam Keen

You know…I tend to be fickle when it comes to summer.

I love it..
But I hate it too…

I love the sunshine, and the leaves on the trees… the birds singing early in the morning…and the flowers blooming. I love all that.

But it’s the heat….and it’s the humidity that I hate. I don’t do well with either of them…and that’s when the laziness tends to come out in me.

I don’t know… I can’t really say it’s laziness…because I start out with the best intentions, and a list of things I’d like to do, like to get done. But then the heat hits…and I’m zapped of any energy that I thought I had.

And I think that’s where laziness finds respectability…it’s because we can justify doing nothing on those hot summer days.

A lack of energy.
The heat knocks it right out of us.
And the humidity keeps us down..

And that’s when I like to sit on the porch, hopefully with a light breeze..a new magazine.. and a refreshing cocktail. And the beauty of this cocktail, is that it’s really a mocktail! It has the flavor of a delicious Salty Dog, minus the gin..

It’s salty, it’s sweet and tart at the same time… a hint of peach nectar sweetens the grapefruit juice.. Served over crushed ice, this mocktail is the perfect drink to keep you feeling cool and hydrated.

Life is good. It’s a “Go ahead.. be lazy on those hot summer days. I respect that. I respect you…” kind of good..


Salty dog

Salty Dog
Serves: 2
The Cocktail Glass Rim
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coarse sugar in the raw
Salty Dog
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Pulp from ½ grapefruit
  • 3 tbsp peach nectar
  • Juice of ½ orange
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Ice
  • 1 cube sugar in the raw, optional
  • Lime and grapefruit pulp for garnish
The Cocktail Glass Rim
  1. Pour the sea salt and sugar in the raw onto a small plate. Mix thoroughly, and make sure it is spread out evenly. Run a slice of lime around the rim of the cocktail glass to moisten, and dip the rim of the glass into the salt/sugar in the raw mixture. Keep dipping the rim until it is fully salted. Let sit and dry for a few minutes.
Salty Dog
  1. Add the grapefruit juice, grapefruit pulp, peach nectar, orange juice, lime juice, about four ice cubes, and if you prefer, a cube of sugar in the raw, in a cocktail shaker. Shake hard for about about two minutes. Strain into a cocktail glass with crushed ice.
  2. Garnish with a slice of lime and a spoonful of grapefruit pulp in the middle of the mocktail.


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