Salty Dawg

[Photo: Maggie Hoffman]

The classic Salty Dog can be made with vodka or gin. I like the gin version, with a bit of tart lime added into the fresh grapefruit base for extra brightness. Rather than rimming the glass, a pinch of Maldon salt gives pops of flavor throughout the drink.

Salty Dawg

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:Cocktail shaker, strainer, citrus juicer (optional)


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin, such as Tanqueray No. 10
  • 3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice, from 1 large pink grapefruit
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  • Garnish: Pinch Maldon salt


  1. 1

    Add gin and grapefruit juice to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into ice-filled glass, add salt on top and serve.


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