You already met the salty dog… but what about its sweet counterpart? Although maintaining the elements of grapefruit and a clear spirit base, the black dog is an entirely different breed of cocktail. The addition of simple syrup and muddled blackberries distinguishes this dog-themed drink in both look and flavor. A finish of sugar on the rim provides an extra lick of sweetness missing from the salty dog. Black cats are bad luck, but a round of black dog cocktails will end any night on a high note! Follow along with the recipe here.
Hair of the Dog Breakfast Margaritas
As luck would have it, National Dog Day falls on the day after Whiskey Sour Day. If the morning greets you with a killer hangover, let this breakfast margarita come to the rescue. This alternative to a Bloody Mary is a savory, spicy cure full of carrot juice, citrus elements, and a jalapeño kick. Enjoy this “hair of the dog” for a boozy boost that will spark a bright start to any day of celebration. Find the full recipe here.
Raise a toast to dogs everywhere with these drinks, and let us know which one deserves best in show!