Salty Lime Dog Cocktail

31st March 2023

Salty Lime Dog

Sit. Roll over. Go make a cocktail. Good boy!

The Salty Lime Dog is a cocktail creation that was designed to draw out the hidden flavours and background characters, then enhance them, raising them to a new level.

Using one secret ingredient, that conveniently helps to enhance flavours in food, you’ve probably already guessed, but read on to find out just how much it helps.

The Sparkling Wine – ŠtranCar

Located just over an hour’s drive from Ljubljana in Slovenia, this winery offers one Sparkling Wine to the world, they have a wonderful, dedicated and innovative team behind the brand, presenting their Still Wines and Sparkling Wine to the Slovenian people.

The translation of Štrancar is ‘Stranger’

Štrancar can be contacted either on their Website or their Facebook page, they would be more than happy to welcome you in for a visit if you’re ever in the wonderful wine producing country of Slovenia.

Vina ŠtranCar – Penina Zelèn 2020 – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Soft green citrus and floral aromas, with green apples.”

Flavour – “Sour and zesty green apples, with refreshing subtle and silky floral with saline and lemon peel on the palate.”

Bronze Medal in the Sea Breeze Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Gin – 6a

Using hand-selected botanicals, Dog and Spoon Distillery create their gins in a carbon-neutral way and hand distil in small batches, bottled and labelled in their eco-friendly converted grain store distillery in Derbyshire, they look at every aspect of being sustainable, from the glue on the label to the stopper and bottle itself.

Tasting Notes “Just like it says on the bottle, smooth zesty characters from lemon, bay leaves, herbs, cardamom and more.”

The Cocktail – Salty Lime Dog


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Gin
  • Salt
  • Lime Juice/Lemon Juice
  • Lime

How To Make the Salty Lime Dog Cocktail

  • Start with 15mls of Gin
  • Top up with Sparkling Wine
  • Add a Sprinkling of Salt
  • A Couple of Lime Drops
  • Add a Lime Wheel As a Garnish

Salty Lime Dog Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Adding the sprinkling of salt really helps to liven the characters, with a smooth zestiness of lemon and lime, with saline, and even lime sherbet on the aroma.”

Flavour – “A really nice balance, with the salt drawing out a relaxed saline lemon and lime character with fizz gin flavours expressed.”

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.