Salty Dog

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
    • 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

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

1 drink


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice, and then add the grapefruit juice through a small strainer to remove pulp.
  2. 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.

5 minutes

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