Celery Salty Dog

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Celery Salty DogRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

A traditional Salty Dog cocktail is comprised of vodka and grapefruit juice served in a glass with a salted rim. This non-alcoholic take on the classic brings a peppery twist into the mix with the addition of a celery simple syrup and bitters for depth. Dynmic and refreshing, this is sweet and salty sip is a must-make.

Serves 5 (serving size: about 1 cup)


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3 cups thinly sliced celery
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
3 3/4 cups red grapefruit juice
5 teaspoons nonalcoholic bitters (such as Bittermilk)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat; cool completely. Strain and discard solids.

2. To prepare each cocktail, combine 3 tablespoons celery syrup, 3/4 cup juice, and 1 teaspoon bitters in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Rim 5 glasses with kosher salt, and fill with ice. Divide the celery mixture evenly among glasses.

Created date

December 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 174
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 41 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 194 mg
Calcium 17 mg
Sugars 36 g
Est. Added Sugars 20 g