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Salty Dog Cocktail – Refreshing Grapefruit Drink

One of the first cocktails that we want to prepare with the arrival of the citrus fruit season is the Salty Dog. It is a perfect drink as an aperitif and you can drink it at all times.

Want to know why?

Because vodka, fresh grapefruit juice and salt lick on the rim of your glass in unison make one of the most balanced cocktails that exist.

The Salty Dog recipe is very simple with just 2 ingredients. You don’t even need a shaker to make it. And salt and grapefruit together manage to give a sense of freshness that makes this drink perfect for summers!

The secret to making a fantastic Salty Dog is using good ingredients. If you can get hold of Sicilian grapefruits, get them even if you have to shell out a few dollars more. They are renowned for their sweetness and good quality. Note that we are looking for the juice from them to be both sweet and sour.

Tip: If you want you can also replace vodka with tequila for a more aromatic and intense cocktail. Tequila in combination with salt and grapefruit it becomes a flavor bomb!

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Salty Dog Cocktail

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: apertif
Cuisine: american
Servings: 1 person


  • 40 ml of vodka
  • 100 ml fresh grapefruit juice
  • salt
  • ice cubes


  • Take an old fashioned glass and wet its edge with lemon. If you are pressing grapefruit for its juice, then use the grapefruit to wet the edge.
  • Spread some salt on a plate, and plate the wet glass edge on the salt so that it sticks. You may have to rotate the glass to create an even salt crust.
  • Shake the glass gently to remove any excess salt.
  • Pour the vodka and juice into a shaker, shake for 10 seconds.
  • Put some cubes in the old fashioned glass and strain in the cocktail.
  • Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and maybe a sprig of rosemary.

Read more: Awesome rosemary drinks that you can make at home

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