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.

Robin Bashinsky
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2016


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

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10 mins
35 mins
Serves 5 (serving size: about 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; fat 0.2g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 41g; sodium 194mg; calcium 17mg; sugars 36g; added sugar 20g.