A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 02, 2007
Tequila Salty Dog (Perro Salado)

A “Salty Dog” is a cocktail of gin (or vodka) and grapefruit juice, served in a glass with a salted rim. A “Tequila Salty Dog” (or “Perro Salado") substitutes tequila for the gin (or vodka). It is not known who invented the cocktail, but in emerged from 2003-2005.


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Perro Salado (Tequila Salty Dog)
Recipe #134186
Submitted for Zaar World Tour 2005. This is a Tex-Mex version of the salty dog. If you have access to a sweet Texas red grapefruit, like Ruby-Sweets or Rio Stars, then it’s recommended you use it in this recipe. From a special edition of Saveur, The Best of Tex-Mex Cooking. I ordered this at a restaurant once. If you’re in the mood, you can double the tequila (hehe).
by Kumquat the Cat’s friend

1 serving
5 min 5 min prep
Change to:  servings US Metric
1 lime, quartered
kosher salt or margarita salt
1 1/2 ounces tequila (premium white or silver)
1 cup grapefruit juice (or more, and as per above)

Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a tall glass, then dip rim in saucer of salt.
Fill glass 1/3 full with ice, add tequila and a squeeze of lime juice, then fill with grapefruit juice. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

31 March 2004, Sacramento (CA) Bee, pg. F1:
Anything that calls itself “the best” is certain to be setting itself up for assiduous scrutiny, if not a fall. But “The Best American Recipes 2003-2004” (Houghton Mifflin, $26) holds up well under extensive examination, and delights and entertains to boot.
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...chewy butterscotch and pecan cake, even drinks such as tequila salty dog and red wine caipirinha.

thebubs17 (LiveJournal)
2005-05-28 01:44:00
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In the past month have you Drank Alcohol: Yup, a Perro Salado (Salty Dog)

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From: “Bob Terwilliger”
Date: 19 Oct 2005 20:04:02 -0500
Local: Wed, Oct 19 2005 9:04 pm
Subject: Re: Salty Dog Recipe

notbob wrote:
> I prefer the liquid salty dog.  Gin and grapefruit juice in a salt
> rimmed glass.

I like it better with tequila.  Un “perro salado”? 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Sunday, September 02, 2007 • Permalink