Salty Dog Mixed Drink Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • grapefruit juice
  • kosher salt
  • ice

Never use iodized salt. The larger salt crystals add texture and fun!

Salty Dog Drink Recipe Directions

  1. wet and salt rim of highball or goblet glass
  2. fill glass with ice
  3. add vodka
  4. fill glass with grapefruit juice
  5. stir

Non Sequitur

The words salty dog have been used for everything from an old sailor to countless restaurants and an obscure metal band.

In the U.S. Marines and Navy, one who is a salty dog is one who is very experienced, having traveled much and seen more than his fair share of things, used more in the lower enlisted ranks to establish some kind of credibility regardless of rank.

“Salty dog” also means ornery, as in the T-Bone Walker tune “Ain’t Salty No More.” In US folklore and song, salty dog has an older sexual meaning. For example, in the traditional song “Salty Dog Blues”, the lyric “Honey, let me be your salty dog” translates to “Let me be your sexual partner.” The term comes from the term sea dog, or a horny sailor.

The best Salty Dog is a Salty Dog mixed drink. It was more popular in the 70’s but is still a good change of pass drink.

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