While most cocktails tend to be heavily fruit-based, this Sweet and Sour Cherry Salty Dog by Heather Christo combines both sweet and savory flavors to create a uniquely flavored beverage.
This deliciously sweet and sour cocktail cleverly infuses fruit, citrus and savory tastes to create an unexpectedly refreshing drink. The recipe calls for a cup of fresh cherries, grapefruit juice, salt, lemon and a shot of vodka. The cocktail has a frothy and refreshing texture thanks to the added fresh cherries and grapefruit juice -- which you can juice yourself if you happen to have a juicer handy. The bright red hue of this drink makes it an ideal beverage to serve to party guests.
Cocktails are branching out to include more diverse flavor profiles including more savory ingredients and pairings to create unconventional libation experiences.