Salty dog (cocktail)

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Salty dog
Salty Dog.jpg
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard garnish

Salted glass

Standard drinkware
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Highball glass
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Shake 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, from which it derives its canine moniker. Vodka may be used as a substitute for gin; nevertheless, it is historically a gin drink.

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