Thirsty Thursdays: The Salty Dog

January 12, 2012

A salty dog is a refreshing and simple winter cocktail.  The key to making a delicious salty dog is to use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, this will make all the difference.  This sweet-salty-bitter cocktail is perfect for sipping on a cool winter's day.

Salty Dog


5 fluid ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

1.5 ounces vodka or gin

Salt and Sugar


Run a slice of grapefruit around the rim of your glass to moisten it. Then, dip the glass in a mixture of salt and sugar. 

Fill the highball glass with ice then pour in grapefruit juice and vodka/gin.

Mix well and serve.


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