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Ginger Salty Dog Recipe

New Favorite Brunch Cocktail: The Gingery Salty Dog

Next time you're hosting brunch, instead of serving mimosas or bloody Marys, try this cocktail that fulfills everything you hope for in a beverage to take the edge off. The grapefruit is fresh and acidic; the ginger simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness and heat; the salt rim satisfies a hankering for something savory. So go ahead — pull out that citrus juicer and drink this ginger-spiked Salty Dog until the dog days of Summer are over.

Keep reading for the recipe.

Gingery Salty Dog

Gingery Salty Dog


For an even stronger ginger flavor, juice a 1-inch piece of ginger and add it to the cocktail (or add a splash of ginger juice).

Ginger Salty Dog Recipe


  1. 1 grapefruit, freshly squeezed, rind reserved
  2. Coarse salt, to rim the glass
  3. 3 ounces vodka
  4. 1 1/2 ounces ginger simple syrup


  1. Run the grapefruit rind along the rim of the glasses, then dip the rim of each glass into a saucer filled with salt.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, grapefruit juice, ginger simple syrup, and ice. Shake until cold, then strain into two ice-filled glasses.
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