How to Make a Salty Dog Gin Cocktail

Salty Dog Cocktail is one of the simplest and classic drinks that you will ever make. The Salty Dog cocktail is a salty variant of the famous Greyhound Cocktail. Both of these wonderful cocktails are prepared with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and vodka. The only very simple difference between both of them is the salt. The Salty Dog cocktail, however, is served up in a salt-rimmed glass similar to a Margarita Cocktail.

This refreshing cocktail is just the perfect option during hot weather. The reason can be either its icy grapefruit zest, or probably because “salty dog” word connection brings up pleasant feelings of saltwater, beaches, and playing with dogs.

Have you ever had a Salty Dog Cocktail? No! Then, do not waste time and go through the steps given below and try it.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils Required: Old-fashioned Cocktail Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Sharp Knife

– 3 ounces vodka or gin
– 6 ounces grapefruit juice – freshly squeezed preferable
– lemon wedge for garnishing – Optional
– Ice Cubes

– Salt to rim the cocktail glass
– lime or lemon slice to rim the glass


  • 1

    Cut a fresh lime or lemon into two equal slices with a sharp knife.

  • 2

    Pick one of the lemon or lime slices and rub it along the rim of your old-fashioned cocktail glass.

    Note: You can use any other cocktail glass if you do not have an old-fashioned cocktail glass.

  • 3

    Dip the wet rim of your cocktail glass in salt and set it aside until you make the Salty Dog Cocktail.

  • 4

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes or cracked ice. Pour in 3 ounces of vodka or gin and 6 ounces of the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

    Note: If you do not fresh grapefruit juice then you can use the packet one as well.

  • 5

    Shake the cocktail shaker for 10 to 15 minutes until both of the liquors mix well and chill properly.

    Note: Continue shaking until water drops appear on the outer side of the cocktail shaker.

  • 6

    Strain the grapefruit-vodka mixture in the rimmed old-fashioned cocktail glass.

  • 7

    Garnish your drink with a lemon or lime wedge and serve. Happy summer sipping with delicious Salty Dog Cocktail!

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