This week, we are showing you how to make a salty dog cocktail and a cucumber martini.

salty dog and cucumber martini

Just for fun, we took our Friday cocktail hour on the road again and set up the bar at Salt Creek Marketplace in downtown Pawhuska, Oklahoma. We just love this new boutique that is just across the street from The Pioneer Woman Mercantile. Salt Creek Marketplace has some gorgeous women’s clothing, jewelry, gifts and home goods and is one of many great places to shop when you visit Osage County Oklahoma.


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The Salty Dog

The Salty Dog is a super easy cocktail to make and perfect for a sunny day. It is basically a Greyhound cocktail, but with salt. It can be made with Vodka or gin, but it is historically a gin cocktail.

salty dog

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka or gin
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • 4 tsp kosher salt
  • Strainer
  • Shaker
  • Ice
  • Highball glass

How to make it

  1. Rim a highball glass with salt.
  2. Shake the gin (or vodka) and grapefruit juice
  3. Pour over ice in a highball glass
  4. Garnish with a grapefruit slice

Cucumber Martini

If there was ever a drink I’d love to sip on at the spa, this is the one. We’ve had cucumber martinis many places but really like this recipe from Fox Valley Foodie we found online. On a warm day like this one in Oklahoma, it is a nice, relaxing treat at the end of a busy work week.

cucumber martini

What you’ll need:

  • 3 inches cucumber (skinned, seeded, and chopped into chunks)
  • 2 basil leaves (torn)
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • Martini glass

How to make it

  1. Place cucumber chunks into a cocktail shaker with torn basil and simple syrup, and muddle to release juice from cucumber.
  2. Add vodka, lime juice, and a handful of ice to cocktail shaker, cover with lid and shake vigorously.
  3. Once the exterior of the shaker is frosty cold, pour into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with basil and cucumber slice (optional) and serve

 



Do you enjoy crafting cocktails? Is there one you think we should try? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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  • We had a few windy days in the #FloridaKeys this week that stirred up the waters. It created the most gorgeous colors in the Atlantic Ocean including this area at Sombrero Beach.
  • We miss waking up on the Celebrity Edge. That's all.
  • We've been having the best time in the Florida Keys visiting Steve's mom and dad this week. Today, it was cold for Floridians, but we loved the sunshine (and were thankful for awesome neighbors who were likely shoveling the snow from our driveway back home).⁣
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We are so thankful for a flexible schedule and opportunities like this one to share time with family. Life seems to pass us by so quickly the older we get and we're fortunate to be able to travel and share experiences with the people we love most. ⁣
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Feeling especially blessed tonight, in the beautiful Florida Keys.
  • We enjoyed a delicious dinner tonight at Hideaway Cafe on Grassy Key with Steve's mom and dad. We went early at 5 p.m. for the sunset dinner menu which has smaller portions and the most beautiful views of the sunset. ⁣
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The food was fresh and made-to-order and served by gracious and professional staff who made us feel right at home. ⁣
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Hideaway is a great restaurant choice for dinner if you're in the Florida Keys. Get a reservation ahead of time, as it fills up quickly, even at 5 p.m.
  • Need some inspiration for staying healthy while traveling? Good news! We are taking over the @noom Instagram stories this afternoon and hope you’ll all follow along as we share tips on how to make healthy living choices while on a cruise ship. We’ll take you inside the beautiful @celebritycruises Edge and show you how we stayed on track with our Noom goals while still enjoying a fantastic cruise vacation. Be sure to follow @noom! Our takeover has just begun. 😁
  • The Rooftop Garden is a unique space on the top deck of the @celebrityedge. There’s no water slide on this ship, no go-carts, and the’s no rock wall for climbing. Instead the Rooftop Garden provides a “living urban playscape inspired by childhood playgrounds and designed to waken the inner child in all of us,” according to the Celebrity Cruises website. There are live plants, comfortable outdoor seating, and unique art installations that set the space apart from anything else at sea. @cruisecelebrity
  • Blu is a restaurant on the Celebrity Edge that is dedicated to guests in Aqua Class.  It serves “clean, crisp flavors and inventive cuisine” in a gorgeous blue venue. To give you an example of the types of entrees served, for dinner tonight Blu is offering seared duck breast with wilted chard, farro risotto, and black cherry jus; a cracked pepper corn-crusted tuna salad, watercress, and dijon vinaigrette; and pumpkin gnocchi with sautéed arugula, sundries tomatoes, marinated artichokes, goat cheese and basil pesto. What would you order?
  • Yes, cruise ships are huge, but if you do a little exploring, you’ll find that the designers have included many small spots perfect for intimate conversation and watching the world go by. We found this nook in Eden, on deck 5 of the Celebrity Edge, near the stern.

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