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Salty Dog

Drink: Salty Dog

It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, some days you need to keep it simple. Our Salty Dog calls for three ingredients: gin, grapefruit juice, and salt. It doesn’t get easier than that! This drink is all things sweet and salty, but watch out — you may want more than one.


  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. grapefruit zest, plus 4 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, strained
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander (optional)
  • 1 wedge sliced grapefruit, for rim and garnish
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 oz. London dry gin


  1. Place the sea salt, zest, and coriander, if using, on a small saucer. Rub the salt, zest, and coriander together with your fingers until well blended.
  2. Rub the rim of a highball glass with the slice of grapefruit to wet it. Next, press the glass rim into the zest, salt, and coriander mixture to stick to the rim.
  3. Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the gin over the ice. Pour the grapefruit juice over the ice and stir gently using a cocktail spoon. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and serve.