If there’s a cocktail you need to remedy that climbing temperature, the Salty Dog has to be it. It is the kind of cocktail you can mix up when it’s simply too hot to do anything more complicated.
Grapefruit juice is naturally endowed with the balanced attributes, vodka (or gin) supplies the heat, ice cools it down, and salt furnishes a lip-smacking, briny bite.
The Salty Dog
30ml vodka or gin
60ml grapefruit juice
Moisten the rim of a highball or rocks glass and press onto a plate of coarse salt. Add ice, vodka, grapefruit juice and stir.