It’s best to have the salty dog with a London dry gin, and this is one of those drinks where you can save a little money. Use one of the cheaper gins instead of your best gin for the martini and save your best gin for it. It takes vodka and grapefruit greyhound and add a couple of tropical twists to form the salty dog cocktail. This recipe combines gin with greyhound vodka, and a salty rim is added after the vodka is substituted for the greyhound.
The only thing that makes both drinks easy to remember is that they have the same ingredients. If you learn one, it’s easy to learn the other. Adding the fruit bitters to a salty dog is a quick and easy way to improve it. The difference will be subtle, but you will be astonished at it. A fruity martini can be made out of the salty dog and it is great on the rocks. To do this, pour 1 1/2 ounces of gin, 2 ounces of grapefruit juice, and a dash of simple syrup into a cocktail glass strain the drink into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass after shaking it with ice.
- Make sure people don’t become too intoxicated by using a 1 to 3 mix for a larger punch.
- It would also be nice if you added some sparkle to this punch. Even plain old punch is made better with a dash of ginger ale or club soda.