This flavorful Salty Dog Cocktail is an easy blend of grapefruit juice, vodka and salt. The end result is a memorable cocktail that can be made in less than a minute and is perfect for brunch, holiday parties, neighborhood soirees and bridal showers.
Calling all grapefruit juice lovers. This Salty Dog Cocktail recipe is for you! If you like to entertain or even like a good Friday or Saturday evening cocktail than this Salty Dog Cocktail is one you have to try. It is amazing how well grapefruit juice, vodka and a little bit of salt taste together. They really play well together like a perfect harmonized choir.
How do you make a Salty Dog Cocktail?
Simply grab some short cocktail glasses. You can do serve a Salty Dog Cocktail in a whiskey glass, stemless wine glass or a single rocks glass. The grapefruit juice in this cocktail really masks the taste of the vodka so the shorter glass gives you a chance to realize how much affect the vodka has on you before you have had too much.
Pour some coarsely ground salt onto a shallow plate. I use my salt grinder with sea salt. Rim the outside of the glass well with the juice from a slice of grapefruit. Now dredge the rim of that glass into the salt. It takes a little effort but you will get it coated. Add plenty of ice to the glasses and pour three parts grapefruit juice to one part vodka. Stir with a cocktail stirrer and serve promptly.
Where can I find coarse salt for Salty Dog Cocktails?
This Salty Dog Cocktail would just not be the same without the salt rim. The easiest and the most frugal way is to keep a salt grinder on hand. It grinds the salt a little more coarse than table salt which is perfect for cocktails. You can also pick up some ready to go kosher coarse salts right here.
So if you love a great cocktail bursting with flavor or you enjoy making your friends and family feel pampered then put the ingredients for these Salty Dog Cocktails on your shopping list today!
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This flavorful Salty Dog Cocktail is an easy blend of grapefruit juice, vodka and salt. The end result is a memorable cocktail that is perfect for brunch, holiday parties, neighborhood soirees and bridal showers.
- Prep Time: 2
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 1 cocktail
- Category: cocktails
- Method: stir
- Cuisine: American
- Coarse Salt
- Grapefruit wedges for rimming glasses and garnish (see notes)
- 6 ounces grapefruit juice (per glass)
- 2 ounces vodka (per glass)
- Pour coarsely ground salt onto shallow plate.
- Rim outside of glass well with the juice from a slice of grapefruit.
- Now dredge the rim of glass into the salt.
- Add ice and pour 3 parts grapefruit juice to 1 part vodka.
- Stir with a cocktail stirrer and serve promptly.
You can use slices or thin wedges of grapefruit as a garnishment. Simply cut a small slit and slide the slit onto the rim. As long as you use 3 parts grapefruit juice to 1 part vodka you can use different sizes and types of glasses.
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I love the idea of a grapefruit based cocktail, definitely something I would love to try!
Perfect cocktail for a dinner party I am having this weekend, thanks for the great tips! We taste tested it last night and loved it
Now this sounds like a cocktail I definitely need to try. Sounds very flavourful
Grapefruit is such a delicious flavour and ideal for a cocktail! Refreshing and so nice! 🙂
Thanks so much Alexandra!
I love a cocktail on a weekend and this is one I simply can’t wait to try. It is so thirst quenching and delicious looking. Thanks for another great recipe!!