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A blackberry black dog cocktail on a wood plank

Blackberry Black Dog Cocktail

  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 1 Minute
  • Cook Time: 4 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Drink 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American


This Blackberry Black Dog Cocktail recipe is a change up of the traditional Salty Dog Recipe. Imagine a Salty Dog, but with sweeter flavors and berries.


  • 1/4 cup sugar for rimming glass
  • Ice for shaker and glass
  • 4 large blackberries
  • 1 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • 2 Ounces of Vodka
  • 3 ounces Grapefruit juice
  • 2 Blackberries for garnish


  1. Moisten glass rim and dunk in sugar to give a sugar rim
  2. Fill highball glass with ice
  3. Add 4 blackberries, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, and vodka to shaker
  4. Add some ice to shaker, cover, and shake for 20 seconds
  5. Strain into highball glass
  6. Add blackberries as garnish and serve.


Those blackberries have some thick seeds, so make sure to be a little careful of that with straining. I used the shaker 'hat' as the strainer, but a traditional bar strainer is probably more approp

Keywords: Black Dog Cocktail