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Indulge Your Palate with 5 Salty Cocktails To Savour

Salty cocktail

The salty cocktail is one of the most distinctive and fascinating types of cocktails. These beverages are distinguished by the use of salty components, which give the drink a savoury and sophisticated flavour profile.

Cocktails with a lot of salt are not for the timid. They are flavourful, bold, and robust. For those who want to experience something novel and exciting, they are the ideal beverage. There is a salty cocktail out there for everyone, irrespective of whether you are a cocktail enthusiast or have the desire to try something new.

One flavour profile is not sufficient to describe salty cocktails. They may have a sour, spicy, or sweet taste. It is difficult to obtain the same depth and richness in the drink with other ingredients as the salty one does. The secret is to strike the ideal ratio between the drink's other flavours and saltiness.

Here we will be sharing some of the best salty cocktail recipes.

Salty cocktail

1. Salty Dog

For those who enjoy a hint of salt in their drinks, the classic cocktail known as the Salty Dog is ideal. Prepared with Gordon’s London Dry gin, grapefruit juice, and a salted rim, this is a cool cocktail.

Ingredients

60 ml Gordon’s London Dry gin
120-180 ml freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice

Method

Pour ice into a double rocks glass and rim it with salt. Stir after adding the gin and grapefruit juice to the glass. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel and fresh herbs.

2. Salty Dog Cocktail- With Hibiscus And Vodka

A cool take on a traditional cocktail, the Salty Dog Cocktail is ideal for enjoying on a steamy summer's day. This pleasant cocktail is a crisp, tart concoction of vodka and grapefruit over crushed ice. The sweet and flowery flavour of the hibiscus syrup perfectly counterbalances the grapefruit's tartness in the cocktail. 

Ingredients

60 ml Smirnoff vodka
45 ml Hibiscus Simple Syrup
60 ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
dash of lemon juice
salt for rim

Method

Rim the glass with salt and add crushed ice. Mix juice, simple syrup, and vodka and shake. Strain into a glass with ice.

Salty cocktail

3. The Gin Paloma

A fruity and refreshing take on the traditional Paloma cocktail made with tequila. For people who enjoy their drinks tart and salty, this cocktail is ideal. The cocktail's delicate kick comes from the gin, while the fresh grapefruit juice adds an additional punch of flavour. The salted glass rim improves the overall flavour of the cocktail and adds a lovely texture. 

Ingredients

45 ml Tanqueray gin
30 ml grapefruit juice 
15 ml simple syrup
Club soda or seltzer water to finish
Sea salt For a lovely salted rim
Grapefruit To garnish

Method

Rub the rim of your garnish so the salt sticks. Mix the gin, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Pour the gin and juice mixture over ice in the salted rocks glass. Top it with soda or seltzer. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit, but lemon or lime will be equally delicious.

4. Margarita

A classic and pleasant cocktail prepared with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. The salt-rimmed glass enhances the drink's sweet and sour flavours, which makes it even more relaxing.

Ingredients

45 ml tequila
30 ml orange liqueur
25 ml lime juice

Method

Mix tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice in a pitcher. Add 3 handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Rim the glass with salt and pour the drink. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

5. Dirty Martini

The Dirty Martini is a classic dry, salty, and briny cocktail. It has a distinct and bold flavour because it is prepared with gin, dry vermouth, and olive juice. The olive juice gives the drink a kick, making it ideal for those who enjoy bold flavours.

Ingredients

90 ml tequila
45 ml of olive juice
4 drops dry vermouth
1 olive skewer for garnish

Method

Add 4 drops of dry vermouth to a Martini glass and gently swirl the glass just like tasting wine until it is covered with the liquid; once covered, discard the vermouth; the goal is to get a layer of this ingredient that will add flavour without strengthening it. Mix the gin and olive juice with ice. Shake nicely. Strain into the prepared martini glass and garnish with an olive skewer.