Cocktail Spin: Salty Dog

“I’ll be rolling down the street, smoking indo, sipping on gin and juice.”  — Snoop Doggy Dogg

“Substituting vodka for gin is what babies do.  You don’t want to be a baby, do you?” — Kyle Lai

Remains of Style has acquired a tent and tested it out in the living room.  To make sure it would handle the harshness of the elements, we mixed cocktails and drank until unconscious, as we plan to do during actual camping trips.  Today’s cocktail is the Salty Dog.

A Salty Dog is a Greyhound with a salted rim.  A Greyhound is gin and grapefruit juice and comes from the Greyhound Post House diner of yesteryear.  That name reminds us, along with Michelin, of the former bond between the joys of gustation and ambulation.

IBA (International Bartenders Association) says to use 4 parts juice to 1 part gin.  We made it an even 1:1.  If you’ve got better gin, then make it just a splash of juice.  Shake with ice.  Dip the rim of the glass in salt.  We used cumin as well, because it’s my bête blanche du jour.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy (you can also put some lemon juice to blunt the rampant astringency of grapefruit and gin).  You’ve got yourself one fine campfire quaff.

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