Hugh's El Perro Salty Cocktail

Hugh's El Perro Salty Cocktail
Photo: Reed Davis
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


Single Drink

  • 1 ounce lime juice

  • 2 ounce gin

  • 6 fresh mint leaves

  • 3 pieces Candied Grapefruit Peel

  • Fleur de sel

  • 2 ounce (Jarritos®) grapefruit soda

  • 1 lime slice or wedge

Candied Grapefruit Peel

  • 1 cup grapefruit peel (use a sharp vegetable peeler so they come out pithless and pretty-pieces should be about 1x2 inches)

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 1 bay leaf (fresh if you can find it)

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into julienne


  1. Fill a shaker or pint jar with ice. Pour in lime juice, gin, mint leaves and two candied grapefruit peels. Cap and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Slightly wet half the rim of highball glass then dip into fleur de sel. Pour cocktail into glass, top with soda, then garnish with candied peel and lime slice.

Candied Grapefruit Peel

  1. Place the grapefruit peel in a small saucepan and cover with water by an inch. Bring to a boil and then drain. Repeat three more times. This will take away a lot of the bitterness in the peel.

  2. Clean out the same saucepan and add the sugar, bay leaf, thyme, ginger and two cups of cold water. Bring to a boil and then lower to a bare simmer. Add the grapefruit peel and slowly cook for an hour and a half. Remove from heat and transfer the peel in the syrup to a clean jar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
26g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 38.4mg 192%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 5.8mg 32%
Potassium 95mg 2%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles