Too hot to cook? Too hot to even prepare drinks that require shaking? I can relate, it’s hot here. (Seriously, it was 103 in Seattle yesterday. Nobody in Seattle has air conditioning. Temperatures over 90 get old really fast.) The only thing to do is buy a bag of ice and some grapefruit juice, make some Salty Dogs and sit in front of a fan.
- salt the rim of a glass
- fill glass with ice
- one part gin (or vodka), three parts grapefruit juice
- retreat to cool area
If you’re not a salted rim sort you can skip it, that is called a Greyhound. There are conflicting reports on whether gin or vodka is the proper spirit to use but, let’s face it, it’s too hot to give a damn.