- Highball glass
- 45 ml gin or vodka
- 90 ml grapefruit juice
- 1 grapefruit slice (to garnish)
- salt (for the rim)
- Fill a saucer with enough salt to coat the entire rim of the glass, then rub the slice of grapefruit around your glass. Holding the glass upside down, dip the wet rim into the salt. Press the glass down gently and twist it around until it is evenly coated.
- Fill the glass with ice, then pour the alcohol, and top up with grapefruit juice.
- Stir well then garnish with a grapefruit slice.
What’s the first thing you should do when making a salty dog?
The Salty Dog cocktail gets its name from the salted rim of the highball glass its served in – so you should do that just before mixing the drink.