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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!

Recipe Summary

5 mins
20 mins
15 mins
2 cocktails


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.n

  • 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.n

  • 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.n

  • 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.n

  • 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.n

Cook's Note:

Fever Tree(R) also makes a smoky ginger ale that tastes excellent in this drink.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 22.8g; fat 0.2g; sodium 579.8mg. Full Nutrition