Dog Cocktails
Dog Cocktails

There are several cocktails named after dogs. Most famous are SALTY DOG and GREYHOUND (vodka or gin with grapefruit juice). But there are also ASTA COLLINS from The Thin Man (1934) and ITALIAN GREYHOUND. All of them contain grapefruit juice.


Greyhound / Salty Dog

  • 1½ oz. (45 ml) vodka or gin
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) grapefruit juice
  • Salty rim (if you’re making Salty Dog)
  • Lime wheel or grapefruit peel for garnish

Italian Greyhound

  • 2 oz. (60 ml) vodka
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz. (15 ml) Campari

The Asta Collins

  • 2 oz. (60 ml) vodka or tequila
  • ½ oz. (15 ml) lime juice
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz. (15 ml) simple syrup
  • ½ oz. (15 ml) Campari
  • Splash of soda water


Salty Dog / Greyhound

  • Fill a rocks glass with ice, then add the vodka or gin and the grapefruit juice and stir gently.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel or grapefruit peel.

Italian Greyhound

  • Pour the grapefruit juice and vodka into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice.
  • Strain into a old fashioned or highball glass filled with ice.
  • Sink Campari to the bottom.

The Asta Collins

  • Shake, strain, and top with soda water. Then garnish with a lime wheel for a touch of class.

Alc./Vol. (approx.): 12% / 24° proof