Sunday, September 19, 2010

Everyday is Saturday

St. Mark's is a sleepy coastal fishing town located about 20 miles south of Tallahassee.  We have friends who have for years commuted to Tallahassee that have recently retired.  No more commutes, and everyday is Saturday.  They are beginning a new phase in their lives filled with excitement and anticipation.  We are excited for them too.

We recently enjoyed a meal with them on their beautiful patio.  I imagine that all their meals will be enjoyed this way.

It's no secret that the Knapp's like cocktails.  Our friends prepared a Pink Salty dog which is ideal for this coastal setting and the ambience of this summer evening.


Pink Salty Dog
Serves 1
Recipe from Martha Stewart and prepared by Becki Watson

Ingredients:
Coarse salt for rim of glass
Grapefruit slice, for garnish
1/3 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons vodka
1 tablespoon Campari liqueur, or grenadine
1 to 1/2 cup of ice cubes

Directions:
Place salt in a saucer.  Moisten the rim of the glass with a grapefruit slice.  Dip rim in salt.  Combine juice and vodka with Campari or grenadine in the jar of a blender; with the motor running, add ice until fully incorporated and slushy.  Pour into prepared glass.

Enjoy!

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44 comments:

Kim said...

This is such a fun cocktail, Velva! I love the name, the color, and the addition of grapefruit. I think this would be a great cocktail to serve at brunch!

Pam said...

That's one good cocktail and everyday is Saturday is a wonderful thing! Congrats to your friends!

From the Kitchen said...

I haven't had a salty dog since we moved from Charleston. Not that it's a Charleston specialty. Guess I just feel the need to be close to the sea for one. Does Lake Michigan count?

Best,
Bonnie

LaDivaCucina said...

Morning Velva! what does it say when I look at your cocktail at 9:30 Sunday morn and want to sip it? haha!

Salty dogs are usually "tall" built drinks so I've not seen it made as a martini or with Campari but I know I would love it as La Diva just lurves her some tart drinks! Divine!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmmmmm this looks delicious. I just wish Nigel could retire so together everyday would be Saturday! Diane

theycallmejane said...

My grandmother always put salt on her grapefruit (instead of sugar, like me). This cocktail looks delish and reminds me of her. I've just gotta try this! Thanks!

Claudia said...

Very Saturday! I would love that for brunch and then take a long nap on the couch! (Also very Saturday)

Cathy said...

I'm not a big cocktail drinker, but this one sounds delish. What a treat on a Saturday night with friends.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Such a pretty drink!

Marguerite said...

Love this Pink Salty Dog! Looks so refreshing that I might just have to make up a batch! Cheers!

We Are Not Martha said...

Oooh!! I love the name of this and basically everything about it! It looks perfect!

Sues

Susi said...

Velva, great looking drink! I love citrus anything and this sounds awesome!

Dishesdone said...

Looks a great cocktail! and even better to enjoy it in relaxed retirement :)

Julie said...

I love salty dogs! How great for them to start the life of everyday being Saturday!

pierre said...

yes I wish it would be true champagne every day !!Pierre

Bridgett said...

The name, the color...I'm sold! Perfectly refreshing and fun.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

This sounds so good. I love campari. I usually use orange juice, but this recipe with pink grapefruit juice sounds great. I wish it was the season for these drinks, here, up north!

Martha (MM) said...

I've never had one but think I'll have to give it a try. Come on over to link it up at Tailgating Time at Seaside Simplicity - we're having a giveaway this week too! :-)

Chef Dennis said...

now that sounds like such a lovely cocktail....sigh....how nice it would be to relax and enjoy the day with no worries! thanks for sharing this wonderful drink with us!

bella (roz) said...

Mmmmm, I think it shall be cocktail time very soon with this little beauty included! The addition of Campari is wonderful! Thanks Velva!

lakeviewer said...

It's almost four here. Time for cocktails!

Mags said...

Velva, I got here just in the nick of time. I'm parched! This looks like a delicious cocktail and as you know, I so enjoy when you post a new one.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love grapefruit! I'll bet this is good! Thanks!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

This looks so delicious and refreshing!! Yummy!

Design Wine and Dine said...

I want to find this place St. Mark's! And I must have this cocktail! Thanks for sharing the recipe and for the beautiful photo!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh looks great all the best for your friends new stage of life

3 hungry tummies said...

Everyday is saturday...I like that! :)

Pierce said...

What a life! That would be grand to live at St Marks. It's our northern (and much smaller scale) version of the Keys! I could put a few of those cocktails away. MMmmmm

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Wow! Can I join them? I'll mix the cocktails!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

AAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH. Me hearty!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Congrats to your friends. One day, one day is what I keep saying....

Hungry Dog said...

A pink salty dog! I am in love with the idea of that drink! Looks refreshing, too.

Congratulations to your friends.

Indie.Tea said...

It looks and sounds delicious and refreshing and perfect for a lazy day...

Jen_from_NJ said...

Congratulations to your friends! Great cocktail for any day!

love lives in the kitchen said...

what a perfect name :)
have a sweet day,
justyna

Barbara said...

And why wasn't I invited???
This Salty Dog looks fabulous. I LOVE it when you post drink recipes, Velva!

A Canadian Foodie said...

I would have loved all of these cool cocktail posts about 10 years ago when I was partying my face off. He He. I still have an incredibly full stocked bar, but we rarely do anything too creative with the ingredients there. I can't drink wine anymore; it puts me to sleep. I can't drink hard liquor, I get a headache. Oh, none of my friends have these issues, and they are my age - so I don't know why this has happened to me. I miss that bubbly feeling and the fun of the MIXING it up! We have rarely heard of a Salty Dog in the Alberta Prairies. It does look yummy! Hate missing your posts, Velva... and don't like you missing mine, either (big tear!)
:)
Valerie

The Food Hound said...

Velma, thanks for the kind words! I know, isn't blogging the perfect outlet for all that pent-up food commentary? :) Love your blog, I will definitely follow! I'm particularly intrigued by this cocktail-- being married to the Booze Hound I'm always up for the latest libation!

Mimi said...

A refreshing drink!
Mimi

The Southern Cookbook said...

Looks very good. A refreshing drink great for any occasion ;)

RamblingTart said...

Delicious, Velva! I love grapefruit juice and this sounds wonderfully tart and fresh. :-) Great name too!

Karen said...

Lucky them! And the cocktail looks wonderful...I love Campari.

Eliana said...

This drink sounds so delicious. And you can't beat that awesome name :)

Heather said...

This is my kind of cocktail! :)

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