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

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
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.

44 thoughts on “Everyday is Saturday

  1. 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!


  2. 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!


  3. 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!


  4. 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!


  5. 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! 🙂


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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!


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