Salty Dog is the Perfect Cocktail

Monday, August 5, 2019 Food

 This summertime cocktail is made with grapefruit juice, vodka, and, salt. 

The Perfect Cocktail !

I think this is the perfect summertime cocktail, its simple and easy to make and tastes great ! 

A Salty Dog is the perfect cocktail, bright, citrusy, and fresh, with a little verve from the salt—basically, perfect for patio sipping. It’s like a grown-up screwdriver!


If you’ve never had one, the ingredients might sound a little strange. Vodka, grapefruit, and salt?

It’s so simple and unexpectedly delicious that it may become your favorite summertime  drink.

salty dog cocktail





I like the salt rim on the of the Salty Dog 

  1. It looks fancy
  2. Salt adds dimension to a drink, just as it does to a dish.

Use a salt with a large, rough grain (like kosher salt) for the best results.

You’ll notice this drink doesn’t call for specific amounts of vodka and grapefruit juice. Instead, you’re instructed to fill the glass with ice, and then roughly halfway with vodka. This makes for an easy recipe (nothing to measure!), but it also means the size of your glass is especially important.

A glass around 8 to 10 ounces is good. Anything more, and you’ll probably run out of grapefruit juice, or end up drinking a truly massive amount of vodka.


 Cocktail Recipe



  • Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (use a sweeter, like pink or red grapefruit)
  • Vodka (your choice)
  • Salt for rimming (kosher salt or ground sea salt is best)



1 Salt the rim: Pour salt in a shallow dish. Cut a notch into a slice of grapefruit, then run the notch around the rim of the glass. Gently press the glass in the dish to rim it with salt.

2 Add the ice and vodka to the glass: Add ice to the salted glass, then fill the glass one-third to one-half full with vodka. (How much vodka depends on how strong of a drink you’d like—I don’t recommend any less than a third, unless you want your drink to be more grapefruit tasting and sour.)

3 Add the grapefruit juice: Fill the glass the rest of the way with the fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice.

4 Stir: Give it a little stir, and NOW ENJOY!