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Vodka • Sour
Salty Dog

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There is one very simple difference between a Greyhound and a Salty Dog: a salted rim. That single, seemingly benign addition makes a big impact, though. It transforms the sweet-sour sipper into a zesty powerhouse of flavor. Briny and bracing, this extremely easy-to-make cocktail has it all.

The Essentials

grapefruit juice
Bar Spoon
The Details


4 oz grapefruit juice
2 oz Vodka


  • Wet the rim of a double old-fashioned glass and rim in salt.
  • Pour vodka and grapefruit juice into the glass.
  • Add ice and stir briefly to combine.
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