Cocktail hour or gin O’clock, whatever the occasion, the salty dog gin cocktail is stunning! You never know who’s going to drop in over the Christmas period so make sure you have these ingredients in the cupboard!
A classic combination of grapefruit, salt and gin, the Salty Dog has been enjoyed for decades. Filska Gin compliments the tartness of the grapefruit and provides a more rounded flavour. A thyme syrup adds a delicate, herbal sweetness and depth of flavour. Try adding some grapefruit zest for a citrus twist!
Salty Sea Dog
35ml Sheetland Reel Filska Gin
15ml thyme syrup*
20ml grapefruit juice
A wedge of pink grapefruit and a sprig of thyme, to garnish
Pour your ingredients into a salt-rimmed rocks glass containing ice. Use a cocktail stirrer to mix thoroughly. Garnish with a wedge of pink grapefruit and a sprig of thyme, then serve.
*To make the thyme syrup, add 150ml of sugar to 150ml of water and bring to a boil in a saucepan. After the sugar has dissolved, remove the saucepan from the hob and add a few sprigs of thyme. Cover the saucepan for 15 minutes, allowing to infuse. When cool, strain and refrigerate your syrup.