Salty Dog Cocktail Recipe

/ Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I love my new cheeky (he, he!) vintage swizzle stick. I found it on eBay after months of searching. What you can't see is the message stamped on the stick which says, "Bottoms Up!"—I'm obsessed.
Don't worry, you'll be seeing more of my saucy swizzle in plenty of cocktails. Here's a fun one for today: a Salty Dog! It's super simple: just gin, white grapefruit juice and a salted rim. I like to think this is a "skinny" cocktail—my Mama always told me grapefruit juice trims the waist. Whatever you believe, it's might tasty, so give it a try. Cheers!

MAKES: 1 drink

Kosher salt 
Lime wedge, for the glass
4 ounces gin
7 ounces white grapefruit juice
Lime twist, for serving (optional)

Sprinkle kosher salt on a small plate. Rub the rim on a tall glass with the lime wedge, then press into the salt to coat. Fill the glass with ice. Shake the gin and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker with ice; strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime twist, if desired.


  1. I really need those swizzle sticks in my life... I'm loving your blog girly!! : )

  2. Right back at you, Erika :) Thanks a bunch!

  3. I propose renaming this drink the Ginhound, as I did at Cera's wedding after party.

  4. So much classier, Davies. I love it! Leave it to you :)


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