Spotted Pig's Salty Dog Recipe

Spotted Pig's Salty Dog Recipe

This cocktail from The Spotted Pig in NY is seriously refreshing on a hot day. The salt helps cut the grapefruit's bitterness, rather than drowning the grapefruit in sweetness.

  • Yield:1 cocktail
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:1 week


  • For the grapefruit-infused vodka:
  • 1 large white grapefruit, preferably organic
  • 1 750 mL bottle vodka
  • For the cocktail:
  • Maldon sea salt for rim
  • 2 ounces grapefruit-infused vodka
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice


  1. 1.

    To make the grapefruit-infused vodka, cut the grapefruit into 8 pieces. Put in a large resealable nonreactive container. Add vodka. Let sit for 1 week, stirring once a day. Taste and remove fruit when you've reached the desired grapefruit level.

  2. 2.

    For the cocktail: rim a highball glass with Maldon sea salt, then fill the glass with ice. Add infused vodka and grapefruit juice. Stir gently and serve.