Mixing a Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Cookbook

May 17

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Over my last decade of blogging I have had the incredible privilege of making friends with loads of amazingly talented people. The camaraderie and the community in this wild little industry of ours is what made me fall in love with blogging from the very beginning, way back in 2008 when I took at stab at writing my very first post. Melissa Coleman of The Faux Martha is one of those people. She’s a tiny little whisp of a lady with an impeccable eye, a knack for making delicious food and a brand new cookbook, The Minimalist Kitchen, among her credits. A couple months ago I received an advance copy of her book, which is now available for sale, and I can’t get enough of it. It’s loaded with tips for how to stock your pantry and your kitchen so you can make really delicious, wholesome meals without having to run out to the store for a bunch of exotic ingredients every time you cook. If your kitchen is anything like mine, it can get overrun with containers of this and cans of that, too many of which go bad before they ever get used. I’m absolutely going to spend some time revisiting those sections of Melissa’s book and purging my kitchen of a lot of the nonsense, because I hate unruly cupboards and that’s precisely how mine are looking and feeling at the moment.

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Beyond tips for how to get your kitchen and your cooking habits reined in, The Minimalist Kitchen is just simply a gorgeous book. It’s packed with great ideas for every meal of the day including some seriously tasty looking desserts and a collection of cocktails that this cocktail-loving lady couldn’t resist. This, my friends is Melissa’s maple salty dog! It’s a play on a classic greyhound with a sweet and salty rim, real maple syrup for sweetness and a touch of thyme for garnish. I passionately love crafting beautiful cocktails, both for photos and for friends. It’s such a treat for me to be able to spend a few minutes concocting something that people love and that makes them feel so much more special than if I just handed them a beer. (I’m not hating a good beer though, let’s not be mistaken!) Melissa captures that with this recipe. It’s very simple to make, it looks really pretty, and it tastes out of this world heavenly. I plan to make all of the maple salty dogs this summer, let me tell you! You can keep scrolling for the recipe for this one, but be sure to check out The Minimalist Kitchen! It has landed firmly among my very favorite cookbooks. (You can check out more of my favorite cookbooks here!)

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog Cocktail + The Minimalist Kitchen Book Review | Click through for cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Maple Salty Dog
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
For the Sweet and Salty Rim
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon turbinado sugar
For the Cocktail
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice (about 1 grapefruit)
  • 2 oz vodka
  • ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • Thyme or rosemary to garnish
Instructions
For the Sweet and Salty Rim
  1. In a small ramekin or dish, slightly wider than your glass, combine the salt and sugar
  2. Rub the edge of the glass with a piece of cut grapefruit
  3. Twist the rim of the glass in the salt-sugar mixture until coated, set aside
For the Cocktail
  1. Juice the grapefruit and pour juice into prepared glass
  2. Add vodka and maple syrup, stir until combined
  3. Top with ice to fill the glass, garnish with thyme or rosemary as desired

 

[Art direction by Cyd Converse | Recipe by Melissa Coleman from The Minimalist Kitchen | Photos by Alice G. Patterson.]

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