Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tie One On Tuesday: Every Dog Has Its Day

It is National Dog Day and you KNOW I have to celebrate it! My pups refuse to let this day go to waste. They are probably at home right now having a huge pool party with all their friends. Why am I having images of Pete in a smoking jacket and pipe with a million ladies around him?

There is no reason why dogs should have all the fun today, let's honor our poochies with a few delicious cocktails.

Probably the easiest drink you will ever make, besides twisting the top off your beer is the Greyhound. I love both the dog and drink. It is on par with a screwdriver but you use grapefruit juice instead of orange.

The Greyhound
2 ounces vodka
5 ounces grapefruit juice
Mix together in a glass with ice and enjoy!

I have to give a shout out to the newest member of the Pedersen pups, Iggy. This little boy has stolen my heart, even though he has to work on his behavior around the ladies. I'm sure it is because he is still a puppy and thinks that girls are smelly. He really needs to take some tips from his brother. You have heard of the salty dog, but let's take it up a notch with the Salty Chihuahua.

Salty Chihuahua 
 1 1/2 ounce tequila
5 ounces limeaide
coarse salt
With the coarse salt, line the rim of a glass, fill glass with ice and then pour in tequila and limeaide. Stir and Howl like a chi chi! HOOOWWWWLLLL!

If you had too much howling and are feeling like little Pomeranians are tap dancing on your head, why not try the Hair of the Dog to get rid of the bite.

Hair of the Dog
6 ounces gin
1/ ounce fresh lemon juice
couple dashes of hot sauce
In a shaker, mix the gin, ice and lemon juice. Strain into a martini glass and finish with a few dashes of hot sauce.

There ya go, a few dog themed cocktails to celebrate your best friend. Enjoy your scrappy pup today and let them know you love them and if you do overindulge, don't worry, they will keep all your secrets safe.

1 comment:

MareMare said...

Annnnd adding limeade to my shopping list. Yum!