The Salty Dog is a Greyhound cocktail with salt — hence the name. Craig Claiborne first brought the recipe to The Times in 1968 for a Fourth of July barbecue feature. While his version calls for adding salt to the drink, other recipes salt the rim of the glass instead; see the variation below. (Photo: Sara Bonisteel/The New York Times)
NYT Cooking: Sasha Petraske’s ginger ale base at Drinkshop calls for lime juice instead of lemon. It is an ingredient in the slyly named Presbyterian, which includes bourbon or rum blended with ale and club soda, and topped with a twist of lemon.
NYT Cooking: The paloma gives a starring role to the grapefruit, using its juice and garnishing with a beautiful wedge. It can be made with regular old grapefruit, but it also be made more festive by using a ruby-red grapefruit.