Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Salty Chichuahua



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I suspect it started when the children were young and birthdays were marked with separate celebrations for family, friends and school. We, somehow, have never put that aside and birthdays in our home are like Carnival, sans parade and fireworks. The Silver Fox will be celebrating a seventy "ish" birthday on Monday and the festivities begin today with a meal at his favorite restaurant. Tomorrow, we do brunch at home. In addition to smoked salmon pizza and sundry other treats that will be shared over time, the fiesta will begin with this lovely peach-hued creation, called a Salty Chihuahua. The drink is a cross between a salty dog and a margarita, and, in addition to being served in a glass with a salted rim, it contains tequilla, orange liqueur and pink grapefruit juice. I not fond of mixed drinks, but even I like this one. It really is delicious and, if you overlook the alcohol, the vitamins in the juice might actually convince you it's good for you. The best part of this drink is that it's easy to make and requires no special mixing equipment. I suspect most of you have already tried this, but I'm including a recipe for those who have not. The quantities in the recipe are for one drink. Here's how it is made.

The Salty Chihuahua...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Shine

Ingredients:
1 ounce tequilla
1/2 ounce orange liqueur
3/4 cup pink grapefruit juice
Coarse salt
Ice cubes
Grapefruit slice or mint for garnish

Directions:
Wet rim of glass with water and coat with coarse salt. Fill glass with ice cubes. Pour tequilla and orange liqueur over ice cubes. Top with 3/4 cup grapefruit juice and stir. Garnish with grapefruit or mint. Yield: 1 servings.







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This post is being linked to:
Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

62 comments:

Linda Starr said...

That drink looks so refreshing, I have got to try it, I love grapefruit.

dana said...

Oh Mary! That one is now in my "recipes" file! I think that sounds wonderful!!!

Happy Birthday to The Silver Fox. . . I love it that you guys celebrate special days in such great ways!!!

Happy Pink Saturday, too!! Dana

carolyn bradford said...

A woman after my own heart for sure!!! In alot of ways! but especially your love for celebrating family birthdays! I don't know what I would do without them! And your yummy menus!! I always thought mind sounded good until I started reading your blog! WOW!! I sure could use some pointers in several areas of life!! LOL!! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas, recipes and mainly your heart! This drink will also be appreciated, I'm sure! Much, much love!
Carolyn

Angie's Recipes said...

Love its champagne colour :-)) Very refreshing!

Ginny said...

Tell your husband happy birthday for me!! I know he will have no lack of outrageously good food!

Marguerite said...

This drink looks heavenly and very pretty, too and I will be making one soon! Sounds like a great celebration! Happy Birthday to the SF!

Don't know if you got my last comment due to the Blogger fiasco, but there are some awards for you, at my place.

Mamatkamal said...

Happy Birthday Silver Fox!
It's great to have such lovely big family celebrations!
This juice colour is so refreshing! Have a great day Mary and thanks for sharing your unique ideas of cooking, and especially your story and your joy!
Cheers

Yaelian said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a very nice comment there.I came here to see your blog,and what a beatiful blog you have! Your pictures are amazing:) That grapefruit drink sounds really nice,I like all things with citrus fruit;D

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Look very refreshing!Have a nice weekend ahead Mary.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Cheers and Happy Birthday Silver Fox. Have a great weekend. Diane

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks like a wonderful drink but I might have a hard time ordering it after one or two of them. ;-0

kadirecipes said...

Shame I don't like tequila This Drink looks so refreshing. Thank you Mary.

Happy birthday to your husband.

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Alessandra said...

Cool drink! I drink very little, but sometimes I do like a cocktail :-), I could with one right now, after all is Saturday night!

Happy week end Mary, and happy birthday to the Silver Fox!

ciao
Alessandra

Red Nomad OZ said...

Deadly!! But how can you ignore the alcohol?!?!?!

Hope the SF makes it through the other side after a few of these puppies!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a pretty drink! Happy B-Day to your hubby Mary-Have fun:@)

Clint said...

Happy birthday to the Silver Fox. The Salty Chihuahua looks wonderful.

crustabakes said...

That sounds like a wicked wicked drink! Happy birthday to the silver fox!

Susan said...

I was just thinking...I've had enough Salty Dogs, trying to get rid of all this grapefruit juice. What a wonderful idea, little Chichuahua....I have all the ingredients!! yum......

bellini said...

Happy birthday to the Silver Fox. You celebrate as we do and celebrations last a week at least!

StephenC said...

Happy birthday to the SF.

Food Glorious Food! said...

AhhhhHHhh ... Love the lovely color and It must be very refreshing! Have a great weekend!

LV said...

Today is the day my sister use as our quality time together. Watch for us as we will be by for a big helping of this.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Now that is a great start to a celebration! I agree, we should ALWAYS celebrate! Happy Birthday to the Silver Fox!

yummychunklet said...

What a cute fun drink!

June said...

Happy Birthday to the Silver Fox! This drink is one of our fave's particularly with our own ruby red grapefruits fresh off the tree. I know...I'm bragging, but you can brag all you want about the gorgeous Oregon strawberries you'll be eating soon. Ha.

Claudia said...

I never do mixed drinks but the color really enchants me. Such a lovely hue. Hope SF has a grand celebration.

Designs By Pinky said...

HI Mary, so nice to meet you! It sounds like I am going to love your blog cause I, too, love food but nothing too fancy or hard to prepare. After 43 years of cooking I am really into EASY right now:):) I am blessed though, because my hubby has taken up cooking and creates some outstanding meals! This drink sounds great to me, we will have to try it. I am going to browse around your blog now. Have a great weekend!!!! And a great birthday celebration for YOUR hubby! XO, Pinky

Design Wine and Dine said...

I would say it IS healthy! Love this drink! It's beautiful to look at and easy to make! Thanks Mary!

Parsley Sage said...

Great name! Grapefruit is one of my favorite ingredients for cocktails because it does such a good job of masking the naughty. Thanks so much for sharing. And Happy B-Day to Silver Fox!

PeggyR said...

Oh my goodness that sounds good!

Young Adventures... said...

Sounds like the perfect summer drink! I have never actually heard of this particular combination, so thanks for passing the recipe along Mary. I'm sending my husband out to pick up some grapefruit juice. Have a lovely weekend celebrating!

Karen Harris said...

I would love one of these with one of your enchiladas. This is the perfect celebratory drink.

CkretsGalore said...

Sold! I have some tequila left over from Cinco De Mayo Beer Margaritas.

Actually what type of tequila do you suggest?

Jeannie said...

Would be lovely to have a glass of that now, it's so hot here! Lovely to look at and delicious to drink I bet....hope you have a great weekend Mary:)

Gloria said...

Love this Mary and I love the name, xgloria

daphne said...

What a lovely drink! It sounds wonderful and fruity. A great way to celebrate for sure!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hi, Mary! I'm here to visit you and I've just become your newest Follower! This drink looks so delicious and perfect for the Summer. I know that a few people who would love it, so I'm going to copy it for future cocktail making -- thanks for sharing! Your blog is wonderful... all of the delicious looking recipes!
Best,
Gloria

meeshiesmom said...

This looks so refreshing! Can't wait to give it a try.

Alina---Explora Cuisine said...

That color is so sexy and fresh! I miss all the birthday family reunions, I'm so faraway from home that sometimes I even dream about those times...

Joanne said...

All of the best mixed drinks involve grapefruit juice, I think. The tartness offsets whatever sweetness you put in. This sounds so tasty!

Marydon said...

Forget the food, where's that drink?! Yum-o!
Have a beautiful PINK weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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Wendy Irene said...

I know I would LOVE that drink :) That is a beautiful picture of it. Happy Birthday Silver Fox!

Trix said...

Who says alcohol isn't good for you? You can't put a price on relaxation!! Seriously, I am now craving this drink ... happy birthday to the silver fox!!

Susan said...

Mary, I just had to come back to tell you we started our cocktail hour early today, and these little "puppies" are outstanding. Always having an abundance of grapefruit down here, this will become a regular. Happy Birthday, Silver Fox!! Chichauhua!!!

Kerstin said...

What a refreshing cocktail - looks fantastic!

Ana Powell said...

Happy birthday to the Silver Fox.
It sounds like is going to be an awesome party ♥

Mickey said...

Love it Mary! Wish I had one right now!
mickey

Carol said...

What a beautiful drink, and a terrific name!

What's next said...

That sounds wonderful! I love grapefruit! Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend with your sweetie

Swathi said...

Happy birthday to sliver fox. The salt chichuahua looks awesome . Nice color, sure tequilla makes everything good.

Rosita Vargas said...

amo estas recetas,y el chichuhua se ve refrescante muy armonioso trago, felicidades,cariƱos y abrazos,amo tus recetas,buen fin de semana y bendiciones.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I like it that you celebrate birthdays so well. How fun.

Fondly,
Glenda

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy Birthday to the Silver Fox!! I love LONG celebrations for birthdays! Brunch sounds wonderful and I think I would really like this salty chichuahua! Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

Pondside said...

A very Happy Birthday to the Silver Fox - another May baby!
This drink sounds and looks very refreshing - I always like something different when we have guests in the summertime.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

It sounds like the Silver Fox is having a wonderful celebration. I've never heard of this drink, but I think this would be perfect to make at one of my Happy Hours on Friday-- when I finally get to spend time with my husband (I work ridiculous late night hours Mon-Thurs). So glad you shared this.
Cheers!

Cooking Creation said...

That sounds delicious! Beautiful photo, Mary. Thanks for sharing :)

Cheryl said...

Salty Chichuahua that is funny and makes me think of a cussing dog! LOL I am crazy that way!

Elaine said...

Happy Birthday to your Silver Fox! I love the name of this drink - it just begs you to make it.

That Girl said...

Birthdays should be fun for children of all ages!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

I love grapefruit and looks lovey too! Happy Belated Birthday to the Silver Fox :-)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mary. I hope your fella had a great birthday. This drink looks quite tasty and refreshing - and nutritious, of course.

We love celebrating birthdays in our family, too.

Melynda said...

Sharing this on my Wednesday post, thanks so much!

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