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Salty dog cocktail

Salty Dog Cocktail

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The Salty Dog is a refreshing citrus cocktail that pairs grapefruit juice, gin, and a salted rim. It’s perfect for brunch or happy hour!


  • Flaky sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) gin
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon (1 dash) simple syrup or maple syrup
  • Lime wedge
  • For the garnish: Grapefruit wedge


  1. Cut a notch in the lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt.
  2. Place the gin, grapefruit juice and syrup in a cocktail shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake until cold.
  3. Strain the drink into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with ice and top with a squeeze of lime. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Salty Dog, Salty Dog Cocktail