Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Salty Chichuahua

I suspect it started when the children were young and birthdays were marked with separate celebrations for family, friends and school. We, somehow, have never put that aside and birthdays in our home are like Carnival, sans parade and fireworks. The Silver Fox will be celebrating a seventy "ish" birthday on Monday and the festivities begin today with a meal at his favorite restaurant. Tomorrow, we do brunch at home. In addition to smoked salmon pizza and sundry other treats that will be shared over time, the fiesta will begin with this lovely peach-hued creation, called a Salty Chihuahua. The drink is a cross between a salty dog and a margarita, and, in addition to being served in a glass with a salted rim, it contains tequilla, orange liqueur and pink grapefruit juice. I not fond of mixed drinks, but even I like this one. It really is delicious and, if you overlook the alcohol, the vitamins in the juice might actually convince you it's good for you. The best part of this drink is that it's easy to make and requires no special mixing equipment. I suspect most of you have already tried this, but I'm including a recipe for those who have not. The quantities in the recipe are for one drink. Here's how it is made.

The Salty Chihuahua...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Shine


1 ounce tequilla

1/2 ounce orange liqueur

3/4 cup pink grapefruit juice

Coarse salt

Ice cubes

Grapefruit slice or mint for garnish


Wet rim of glass with water and coat with coarse salt. Fill glass with ice cubes. Pour tequilla and orange liqueur over ice cubes. Top with 3/4 cup grapefruit juice and stir. Garnish with grapefruit or mint. Yield: 1 servings.

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Brian's Blue Grapefruit Martini - Cooking by the Book

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