How To Make the Perfect Salty Dog Cocktail

Have you ever heard of a cocktail named Salty Dog? This refreshing beverage is made with grapefruit juice, vodka and, you already guessed this – salt.

A food blog named Simply Recipes shared instructions on how to make this “perfect hot-weather drink, ” as they described it. It’s pretty simple drink to make, but also very refreshing with a nice citrusy vibe.

If you still haven’t found your summer drink yet, a Salty Dog might be just what you were looking for.


  • Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (use a sweeter, prettier variety, like pink or red grapefruit)
  • Vodka
  • Salt for rimming (kosher salt or ground sea salt is best)


  1. Salt the rim: Pour salt in a shallow dish. Cut a notch into a slice of grapefruit, then run the notch around the rim of the glass. Gently press the glass in the dish to rim it with salt.
  2. Add the ice and vodka to the glass: Add ice to the salted glass, then fill the glass one-third to one-half full with vodka. (How much vodka depends on how strong of a drink you’d like—I don’t recommend any less than a third, unless you want your drink to be very grapefruit-forward and sour.)
  3. Add the grapefruit juice: Fill the glass the rest of the way with the fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice.
  4. Give it a little stir, and enjoy!