Grapefruit Cocktail, A Salty Chihuahua


No, it isn’t snack time for the big dog! It’s cocktail time, ladies and gentlemen. While much of the nation has been freezing their ass off, down here in Southern California, the weather has turned warm and sunny. As the temperatures reach into the 80’s, we can feel our fruit trees stretching their limbs and roots as they pull out of their dormant slumber. And the WORC household starts itching to garden.

After a couple months of no serious gardening, we have gone fruit tree crazy. Those who have seen our garden tour video, will already know that for an urban home, we have a decent amount of fruit trees. We want more!  This last week we have added 6 new fruit trees and we are still hunting down a couple rare trees to add to the family.  With all of the new additions,  we have had a labor intensive week of building new planters, re-potting, and rearranging our landscape.

grapefruit cocktail recipe

We aren’t telling what our new trees are yet.  That post will have to wait until after we acquire all of the season’s new delights.  (Yes, we may even do an updated garden tour video after everything is settled in!) But we are happy to share that many of our old stand-bys are now able to find new root room in their updated locations.  One of which is our Red Rio Grapefruit.  In honor of our happy little grapefruit, we are going to celebrate a hand callousing week with a Salty Chihuahua cocktail.

This tequila version of a Salty Dog cocktail, is one of Diane’s current favorite cocktails.  The combination of fresh grapefruit juice, tequila, and the salt make a bright, refreshing cocktail.  Perfect for the rest of you who have to imagine what it is like to be in warm and sunny weather.   I know, that was damn bratty of me, but it’s just the Chihuahua yapping.

P.S. Don’t short cut and leave off salting the rim, because it completes the cocktail drink. You don’t want to drink just a Chihuahua do you? Yuck!

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Salty Chihuahua Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail

Total Time: 5 Minutes


  • 5-6 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 3 oz Tequila
  • kosher or sea salt


  1. Rub the rim of an old fashion glass with a bit of the grapefruit.  Swirl the rim through a small pile of kosher or sea salt to salt the rim.
  2. Add grapefruit juice and tequila in a shaker, and shake with ice for 15 seconds.
  3. Put a few cubes of ice into your old fashion glass.  Strain the cocktail into the glass and enjoy.
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grapefruit cocktail recipe


grapefruit cocktail recipe