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Smoky Irish Wolfhound

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Based off an Irish Wolfhound cocktail I had at a local restaurant, I decided to create my own with a unique twist - smoke! The hint of smoky flavor is just enough to balance out the sweet and spicy ginger beer and tang from the grapefruit juice. Use a high-quality Irish whiskey for best results! Depending on the size of your grapefruit, you just might have enough juice left to make another cocktail or two!"
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20 m servings 193
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 cocktails)


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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  2. Cut grapefruit in half crosswise. Cut a slice from one of the halves, about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle both sides of the grapefruit slice with smoked salt.
  3. Place grapefruit halves cut-side down on hot grill, along with grapefruit slice. Grill until slightly charred and grill marks appear, flipping the slice halfway through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from grill and let cool. Squeeze the juice from both halves and set aside. Cut grapefruit slice into 6 wedges.
  4. Add 2 slices of ginger and 4 wedges of sliced grapefruit to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to slightly crush the crystallized ginger and grapefruit. Fill the shaker with ice cubes, whiskey, and 3 fluid ounces of grapefruit juice. Cover and shake until chilled, 15 to 20 seconds.
  5. Fill 2 rocks glasses with crushed ice and divide cocktail amongst the 2 glasses. Top each glass with 1 fluid ounce of ginger beer. Garnish with remaining grapefruit wedges and crystallized ginger.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Fever Tree® also makes a smoky ginger ale that tastes excellent in this drink.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 193 calories; 0.2 22.8 1 0 591 Full nutrition

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When it comes to whiskey, I'm a Crown and Coke kind of girl but this drink looked interesting and I decided to give it a try. I've made this several times over the past 2 weeks and it is now m...