The Salty Dog is a Greyhound cocktail with salt — hence the name. Craig Claiborne first brought the recipe to The Times in 1968 for a Fourth of July barbecue feature. While his version calls for adding salt to the drink, other recipes salt the rim of the glass instead; see the variation below.
- ¾ cup unsweetened grapefruit juice (from 1 grapefruit)
- 1 pinch fine sea salt
- 1 ½ ounces vodka
- Nutritional Information
Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.
Nutritional analysis per serving (1 serving)
170 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 17 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber; 16 grams sugars; 0 grams protein; 292 milligrams sodium
- Fill a highball glass with ice, and then add the grapefruit juice through a small strainer to remove pulp.
- Add salt and vodka and stir until well chilled. Serve.
- Variation: If you prefer to salt the rim of your glass, wet the lip of the glass with a slice of lemon or lime and dip the glass rim down in a plate of kosher salt. Omit the pinch of salt from the cocktail recipe.