Salty Chihuahua

Salty Chihuahua

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

This is a Mexican-inspired take on the Salty Dog (usually made with grapefruit juice, vodka and salt).

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Coarse salt, (optional)
  • 4 ounces tequila, divided
  • 2 ounces orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau, divided
  • 3 cups grapefruit juice, divided
  • 4 grapefruit slices, for garnish


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  1. Wet the rims of 4 glasses and coat with coarse salt (if desired); fill the glasses with ice. Pour 1 ounce tequila and ½ ounce liqueur into each. Top each with ¾ cup grapefruit juice and stir. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cocktail
  • Per serving: 188 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 23 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 19 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 815 IU vitamin A; 70 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 3 mg sodium; 303 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (117% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ fruit

Reviews 2

February 18, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious Combination I have always eaten grapefruit with salt, not sugar. It compliments the bitterness way better than covering it with sugar. This combination in the drink is really tasty! I used fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and instead of liqueur I used fresh squeezed orange juice. I will be making this again for sure!
November 08, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Delish and Refreshing! This is an amazingly refreshing drink that is perfect for any hot summer eve/afternoon. I made my own little twist by adding a light vodka called voli instead of the tequila since I can't stomach tequila. Its just as good with vodka and this one in particular also is low calorie! My favorite cocktail of all time has to be this amazing cocoa raspberry creation from voli, Ill share it with y'all! enjoy!! Pros: the grapefruit!! Cons: the tequila- I'm actually allergic!
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