August Recipes

Grilled Citrus Salty Dog

Pitcher and glasses of Grilled Citrus Salty Dog cocktail
Hands On:
35 minutes
Total Time:
35 minutes
Serves:
4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Hy-Vee granulated sugar
  • 2 oz water
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs, plus additional for garnish
  • 3 grapefruits, halved, plus additional wedges for garnish
  • 3 navel oranges, halved, plus additional slices for garnish
  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar, for garnish
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt, for garnish
  • 8 oz Tanqueray gin
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Preparation

1
Preheat charcoal or gas grill with greased grill rack for direct cooking over medium heat (350°).
2
Combine granulated sugar, water, and 2 thyme sprigs in small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove thyme syrup from heat; discard thyme and cool completely.
3
Grill grapefruit and orange halves, cut sides down, 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly charred; cool slightly. Juice grilled grapefruit and orange halves. Strain juice mixture through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl; discard pulp. Place juice in large pitcher.
4
Combine turbinado sugar and salt in a shallow dish. Rub the rims of 4 (12-oz. each) cocktail glasses with 1 grapefruit wedge; dip rims in turbinado sugar mixture. Fill glasses with ice; set aside.
5
Add gin and thyme syrup to juice in pitcher. Add ice, grapefruit wedges, orange slices, and additional thyme sprigs to pitcher, if desired. Stir to combine.
6
To serve, pour gin mixture into prepared glasses. Garnish glasses with additional grapefruit wedges, orange slices, and thyme sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8-oz.
Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories:320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate: 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber: 5g 18%
Sugars: 38g 76%
Protein: 2g 4%

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