Last Updated on February 10, 2024 by David Michael
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The Salty Dog takes The Greyhounds refreshing grapefruit juice simplicity and adds a complex dimension with a salt rim. Grapefruit’s sweet, tart, and bitter profile opens up with the addition of salt into a sophisticated, slightly savory flavor.
Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice will give you the best results. I love the countertop Zulay manual citrus press for grapefruit and other citrus juices.
Salty Dog Recipe
2 ounces gin or vodka
4 ounces grapefruit juice
Garnish: grapefruit wedge
In a salt rimmed highball glass half filled with ice add the gin or vodka and top with the grapefruit juice.
Stir and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
To salt the rim of the glass:
Pour salt into a small plate to cover the bottom of the plate.
Wipe the rim of the glass with a grapefruit wedge, then dip the rim of the glass into the salt to coat the rim with salt.
The Salty Dog is great when you’re looking for a simple cocktail with a savory spin.
Be sure to check out the original Greyhound too!
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I love these sturdy highball glasses. It’s what I used in the Salty Dog photo above. These not only look and feel good in your hand, you can fit those larger 2 inch ice cubes in them.
Drinks like the Salty Dog are great with a straw that doubles as a drink stirrer. These are the perfect size to use with the Riedel Highball glass (see the feature image above). These are thinner than most glass straws, a feature that I love.
The perfect finishing touch. I love these classic hemstitched linen napkins. You can never have too many linen napkins, and these come in an amazing assortment of colors too. They always look good whether starched crisp or left natural and wrinkled.
If you need to create plenty of juice with ease, the Zulay professional citrus juice press is our top pick for best manual citrus juicer. With a large sized juicing element this makes short work of any citrus – limes, lemons, oranges, and grapefruits. The large basket makes this one of the best juicers for grapefruit. It’s practically a cocktail machine! This will keep you in fresh orange juice for your best Salty Dogs.
The heavy cast iron construction not only adds stability to this countertop juicer, it adds weight to the pressing action making juicing easier. Rubber feet helps keep this juicer from sliding around. This is perfect for large capacity users, even suitable for bars, restaurants, and commercial use. The stainless steel juicing components are removable and dishwasher safe. Looking for the best citrus press? I feel this is one of the best you can buy. If you need a lot of juice I recommend the Zulay professional citrus juicer.