One of my finer skills in life is coming up with great excuses for mixing up a fancy cocktail, and with the Oscars coming up next Sunday, an awards show libation was just too easy of an excuse to pass up. I have been craving a drink that’s got a bit of a summer-y flavor to it, a Salty Dog, which combines some of my favorite flavors: sea salt and tangy grapefruit. With some IZZE sparkling grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary I think this is a cocktail I can easily enjoy all year round. Full recipe below, and cheers to great excuses for tasty cocktails! Sparkling Salty Dog 1 Sparkling Salty Dog 2 Sparkling Salty Dog 3 Sparkling Salty Dog 4 Sparkling Salty Dog 5

Sparkling Salty Dog.
Serves: 2
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • Ice cubes
  • ½ cup grapefruit vodka
  • ½ cup IZZE sparkling grapefruit
  • ¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • Rosemary and fresh grapefruit slices for garnishing
  1. Pour coarse salt onto small plate, and water into a second small shallow dish.
  2. Dip rims of 2 glasses into water first, and then gently dip rims into salt to coat.
  3. Fill glasses with ice cubes, and divide vodka, IZZE sparkling grapefruit, and fresh grapefruit juice between the two glasses and lightly stir to combine.
  4. Serve with fresh rosemary sprigs and grapefruit slices.

Please Note: This post was sponsored by IZZE; all images, ideas and content are my own.