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
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.