My Signature Cocktail: The Puppy


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The Puppy!  You have probably seen this beautiful pale pink drink on my posts or stories.  I absolutely LOVE what I have adoringly named, the Puppy.  What is it?  Well, you’ve heard of the Greyhound?  The refreshing two-ingredient cocktail; vodka and grapefruit served over ice.  Super easy drinking, especially if you use ripe, fresh-squeezed grapefruit or even better….Ruby Red!  Add salt to the rim and you have another canine-related classic, the Salty Dog.  My recipe is similar to the Greyhound, adding 2 parts vodka to 1 part grapefruit juice, shake, shake, shake over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass! The secret to a good Puppy is good vodka!! I absolutely LOVE Hell’s Half Acre vodka. It’s smooth and delicious and makes for the perfect cocktail.


Step 1: Squeeze Fresh Grapefruit Juice…preferably Ruby Red!

Step 1: Squeeze Fresh Grapefruit Juice…preferably Ruby Red!


Pour Grapefruit Juice + Vodka in a mixer with Ice. Shake, shake, shake.

Pour Grapefruit Juice + Vodka in a mixer with Ice. Shake, shake, shake.

Although this isn’t a classic menu item in restaurants across the US, I love when I walk into a number of eateries we frequent and viola….I am presented with THE BEST rendition of my recipe…The Puppy! Ask the bartender to whip you one up next time, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Thank you: Pacific Table Fort WorthCharleston’s Fort Worth, B&B Butcher’s Fort Worth, Bartlett’s Austin, Hillstone Dallas, Las Ventanas Sea Grill & Las Ventanas Arbol Cabo San Lucus.  


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The Puppy

Author Chef Tiffany Blackmon

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Hell’s Half Acre vodka
  • 2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Combine vodka and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice, cover and shake until chilled.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with sliced grapefruit or grapefruit twist.

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