Salty Dog Cocktail with Saddle Leather. A unique Western Themed cocktail.

Salty Dog With Saddle Leather

This cocktail has been on the menu of Denver's Famous Fort Restaurant since 1963. The "saddle leather" is a stick of buffalo or beef jerky garnishing each glass.

Course Beverage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lea Ann Brown


  • 2 1/2 cups Grapefruit juice
  • 6 ounces gin or vodka
  • 1 tablespoon pink sea salt or regular salt
  • 4 sticks buffalo or beef jerky for garnish


  1. Dampen each glass rim and press the rims in salt. Pour all ingredients over ice cubes in 4 highball glasses. Stir well. Garnish with jerky and serve.

Recipe Notes

Carbonated Grapefruit Juice makes this a special treat.