Salty Dog Cocktail Recipe


The Salty Dog cocktail is a lot friendlier than it sounds. This classic cocktail is a modified Greyhound (gin or vodka with grapefruit juice) that is differentiated by the drink’s sugar syrup and salted rim. But that salt rim gives this drink its own identity.


  • 45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. vodka
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Sherry
  • 90 ml / 3 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. sugar syrup
  • salt fort the rim


  1. Take about a tablespoon of salt on a small plate. Rub a slice of grapefruit around the rim of the glass and then press the rim in salt to salt the rim.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice for about 10 seconds.
  3. Strain into the salted glass.
  4. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.


  1. Smirnoff vodka | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Sherry | USA | UK | Germany
  3. Sugar syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*