Salty dog (cocktail)

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Salty dog
Salty Dog.jpg
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard garnishSalted glass
Standard drinkware
Highball Glass (Tumbler).svg
Highball glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationShake gin and grapefruit juice in cocktail shaker. Strain into a salt-rimmed highball glass.

A salty dog is a cocktail of gin, or vodka, and grapefruit juice, served in a highball glass with a salted rim. The salt is the only difference between a salty dog and a greyhound. Vodka may be used as a substitute for gin; nevertheless, it is historically a gin drink.[1][2][3] The cocktail is believed to date back to the 1920s.[4]

It was famously a favorite drink of Artie, the producer played by Rip Torn on the sitcom The Larry Sanders Show.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Christian-Petrosky, Maureen (May 13, 2014). "The Cocktail Club: A Year of Recipes and Tips for Spirited Tasting Parties". ABRAMS – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "100 Popular Cocktail Recipes". Matthew Driver – via Google Books.
  3. ^ McDonagh, Steve; Smith, Dan (October 22, 2012). "The New Old Bar: Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks from The Hearty Boys". Agate Publishing – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Tisue, David (May 10, 2019). "The Salty Dog, an old classic that is still fun to drink today".
  5. ^ Copeland, Edward. "Larry Sanders: The show behind the show | Demanders | Roger Ebert".
  6. ^ "The Larry Sanders Show: "The Party"". TV Club.