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Bitter Salty Perro

May 1, 2013

[Photo: Heather Meldrom]

A riff on a Salty Dog, this cocktail is excellent with a 100% agave blanco tequila—or try a joven mezcal.

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serves serves 4, active time 5 minutes, total time 5 minutes

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice from about 4 grapefruits
  • 1 cup blanco tequila or joven mezcal
  • 2 cups tonic water, chilled
  • Kosher salt
  • Angostura bitters


  1. In a large pitcher, combine grapefruit juice and tequila or mezcal. Add tonic and fill pitcher with ice. Stir gently to combine.

  2. Rim 4 glasses with kosher salt. Divide cocktail between glasses, adding 2 dashes of bitters to each glass. Serve immediately.

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