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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