The Bird Dog

The Bird Dog
  • Yield:serves 2
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes
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3 Delicious Alcohol-Free Citrus Drinks to Make at Home

[Photograph: Autumn Giles]

A spicy booze-free take on the Salty Dog cocktail. Select the sweeter pink grapefruit for this drink, rather than white which can be a bit more bitter.


  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 9 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice (from 1 1/2 large grapefruits), spent skins reserved
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha


  1. 1.

    Place the salt in a small, shallow plate in an even layer. Moisten the rim of a coupe glass by running the already-squeezed grapefruit skin around the rim. Dip glass into salt and set aside. Repeat with second glass.

  2. 2.

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour grapefruit juice, Sriracha, and brown sugar into cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds, and strain into salt-rimmed coupe glasses. Serve immediately

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