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
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.
35ml Sheetland Reel Filska Gin
15ml thyme syrup*
20ml grapefruit juice
A wedge of pink grape fruit and a sprig of thyme, to garnish