Salty Dawg Recipe

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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 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. 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.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker, strainer, citrus juicer (optional)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
136 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 39mg 197%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 168mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)