Beach drinks are my favorite, and the Salty Dog Cocktail makes me feel like my toes are in the sand no matter where I am! It's so refreshing, and delicious too!
In a few weeks, we head to our favorite beach on Hilton Head Island! One of our favorite places to visit is the Salty Dog Cafe. If we aren't at on the beach or in the pool, that's where you will find us. Although the Salty Dog Cocktail isn't connected to the Salty Dog Cafe in any way, the two are both favorites of mine. This drink is perfect for when it is hot outside and you aren't quite in the mood for a margarita. The mix of grapefruit, vodka, and a hint of salt and lime has made this a favorite among our friends that visit...bones, it's super easy to make too!
What's in a Salty Dog?
To make a Salty Dog you will need:
3 ounces of grapefruit juice (I prefer Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice)
1 ounce of vodka
¼ ounce of lemon-lime soda or Lime La Croix
lime wedge or grapefruit wheel for garnish (optional)
See directions below..
Salty Dog Cocktail RecipePrint
Salty Dog Cocktail
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
This delicious Salty Dog Cocktail is my favorite beach cocktail. The mix of grapefruit and vodka with a hint of lime and salt is so refreshing and tasty!
- 3 ounces of grapefruit juice (I used Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice)
- 1 ounce of vodka
- ¼ ounce of lemon-lime soda or Lime La Croix
- Kosher salt for rimming
- lime disk or grapefruit wedge for garnish
- Use a lime wedge to moisten the rim of a glass and dip in Kosher salt.
- Fill glass with ice.
- Add 3 ounces of grapefruit juice and 1 ounce of vodka.
- Top with a splash of lemon-lime soda or La Croix.
- Stir together and enjoy!
- Category: Cocktail
Keywords: salty dog, vodka
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Shelley Elliott says
So excited about this drink and it's personal history. My husband and I are Realtors in Hilton Head. We are entertaining clients tomorrow night who have moved down from Connecticut so this will be the perfect drink to welcome them to the Lowcountry. Thank you for creating this and sharing. Shelley & Gary Elliott
I'm so happy you will be welcoming your guests with it! We are huge fans of Hilton Head and spend at least a week there every summer!
In the recipe, do you really mean 1/4 ounce of La Croix? That's only 1.5 teaspoons. That doesn't even seem worthy to open a can of anything for. Just clarifying in case you got the measurement mistaken.
It’s a ‘splash’ in bar lingo.
I didn’t have all the ingredients so I tweaked with what I had: Bishop Arts Grapefruit Vodka and Grapefruit Fresca. I added a splash of Kirkland’s Sparkling water. So good! 😍