The Strawberry Lime Salty Dog Cocktail

A sweet and tangy twist on this gin classic, introducing the strawberry lime salty dog cocktail. Perfect for brunch or sitting pool side on a lazy day!

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When I first started blogging, my husband wasn’t quite sure what to think of it. After a year or two of my time getting sucked behind the computer, he started questioning my new endeavor. He was eating well, true, but he was eating well before I started blogging. But what really turned my hubby around was when I we started mixing spirits and creating fun cocktails. You see, I am a light-weight when it comes to these happy concoctions. My husband was happy to see me joining him during our very own happy hour.

That being said, most of my drink preferences are typically with vodka, tequila and rum. I tend to stick with what I know. When Bluecoat Gin asked me to create a cocktail for Valentine’s day, I decided it was high time to branch out and try something new.

One classic gin drink is the Salty Dog. It is typically made with grapefruit juice and gin and served in a glass with a salted rim.

Salted rim? I was excited to see a non-margarita drink using salt. And since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I decided to modify the classic Salty Dog into one that is red or pinkish.

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And here it is, The Strawberry Lime Salty Dog Cocktail. Sweet strawberries pairs with sour lime and a touch of salt.

Move over mimosas, hello Salty Dog!

Strawberry Lime Salty Dog

A little sweet and sour gin cocktail and a bit of salt gives this classic a new twist. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 14 medium strawberries
  • 4 oz gin
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1. In a blender combine until smooth:
    • 14 medium strawberries
    • 4 oz gin
    • 1 oz lime juice
  2. Moisten the rim of two highball glasses with lime or water.
  3. Line a small plate with:
    • 1 tsp kosher salt
  4. Dip glass rims into the salt, fill glasses with ice and pour in cocktail. Serve immediately.

Prep Time:

Yield: Serves 2

Disclosure: I did receive samples of Bluecoat Gin to develop a recipe. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it.

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4 Responses to The Strawberry Lime Salty Dog Cocktail

  1. Hello Laura,
    your pictures are so beautiful that they diminish the importance of any post content, even THEY ARE IMPORTANT TOO, as well!! Congrats! Great work!
    Just few words to ask you for the recipe, where is it? I think the link is missing…
    Hugs from Argentina!

  2. Strawberry lime salty dog sounds so good! It looks fantastic in the photos too.

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