Alex Guarnaschelli's Salty Dog

Cool Off With This Refreshing Drink

Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli prepares summer dishes for your family.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Cool off with this sweet and tasty drink this weekend!


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 pink grapefruit, cut into 12 wedges
  • 8 ounces vodka (optional)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • Pink Himalayan salt, in a grinder
  • Cooking Directions

    In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and shut off the heat. Transfer to a bowl to cool. Refrigerate.

    In a medium bowl, combine half of the cucumber slices with the grapefruit segments. Muddle them by pressing down on them with a whisk to extract the juices and lightly crush the cucumbers. Add the vodka and lime juice and 1 cup lightly crushed ice. Pour into 4 rocks glasses and grind a little salt over the top. Or you can serve in a pitcher and sprinkle with the salt as you pour the individual drinks.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    *Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: sugar, cucumber, grapefruit

    Course: Drinks

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