2 ozs. vodka
½ oz. unsweetened grapefruit juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Shake vodka, grapefruit juice and lemon juice well with ice. Strain into prechilled cocktail glass. Sprinkle drink with several generous dashes of salt.
For this recipe I used Luksusowa vodka.
I kind of expected this to taste awful. I guess that means I was pleasantly surprised, since it actually tasted like nothing. All the flavours cancel out, and what is left may as well be slightly bitter water. This would be a good drink for people who don’t like the taste of alcohol, I suppose, since that gets covered up quite well.
As near as I can tell this drink originated sometime in the 50s or 60s. It can be made with either gin or vodka, and usually the salt is put on the rim instead of right in the drink. It’s also usually a highball, with twice as much grapefruit juice as vodka instead of one quarter the amount.
Cocktail? More like cockfail!
Wait, no, that’s a terrible tag line.
This post is part of my project to make, and where possible improve upon, all the cocktails in “Playboy’s Host and Bar Book” from 1971.