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23 Dog-Themed Cocktail Recipes–from the Mad Dog to the Salty Dog Cocktail

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23 dog themed cocktail recipes

Whether you are planning a meetup with members of your dog playgroup or just a night out with your fellow dog lover, here’s a look at 23 dog-themed cocktails, from longtime favorites like the Salty Dog to breed-specific concoctions like the Pink Poodle. Enjoy!


Handy Measurements:

  • 1 shot glass = 1.5 oz.
  • 1 teaspoon salt = about .25 oz.
  • 1 cup = 8 fluid oz.

Big Dog Cocktail

  • 1 oz. Kahlua® coffee liqueur
  • 1.5  oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. milk
  • 1 splash Pepsi®

Pour Kahlua and vodka over ice in glass. Fill remainder of glass with milk then top with Pepsi. Stir.

Black Dog Cocktail

  • 3 oz. light rum
  • .5 oz. dry vermouth

Mix in glass with ice; strain and pour into chilled glass. Garnish with black olive.

Blue Dog Cocktail

  • 2 oz. Skyy® vodka
  • 5 oz. grapefruit juice

Mix and pour over ice.

Devil Dog Cocktail

  • 3 oz. Jose Cuervo® gold tequila
  • 5 oz. unsweetened grapefruit juice

Pour over ice.

Dirty Dog Cocktail

  • 1 oz. Hennessy® cognac
  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • 5 oz. chilled orange juice
  • 1 oz. chilled cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice; shake then strain and serve in a chilled glass.

Fuzzy Dog

  • 1 shot peach schnapps
  • 1 shot amaretto almond liqueur
  • 1 shot coconut rum
  • Orange juice

Pour each shot over ice, fill glass with orange juice.

Mad Dog Cocktail

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. cherry juice
  • 1 drop Tabasco® sauce

Layer cherry juice, vodka then Tabasco over ice.

Red Dog Cocktail

  • .5 oz. orange vodka
  • 2 oz. Crown Royal® Canadian whisky
  • 3 oz. ginger ale
  • 1.5 oz. orange juice
  • 1.5 oz. cranberry juice

Add all but ginger ale to cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake and strain. Pour over ice then fill glass with ginger ale.

Salty Dog Cocktail Recipe

Salty Dog Cocktail

  • 6 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1.5 oz. vodka or gin
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Salt rim of glass. Mix liquids and serve over ice.

Cocktails for Specific Dog Breeds

(Alphabetic by breed name)

The Regal Beagle Cocktail

  • .5 oz. Crown Royal® Canadian whisky
  • .5 oz. peach schnapps
  • .5 oz. sweet and sour mix

Mix over ice in shaker and pour into shot glass

Bichon Frise Cocktail

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 2 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 lemon wedge

Combine liquids in a cocktail shaker filled with ice then squeeze lemon. Add lemon wedge to shaker; shake and strain then pour into chilled glass.

Bloodhound Cocktail

  • .5 oz. sweet vermouth
  • .5 oz. dry vermouth
1 oz gin

Mix all liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice; strain and pour into chilled glass. Top with a strawberry

Salty Chihuahua Cocktail

  • Coarse salt
  • 4 oz. tequila, divided
  • 2 oz. orange-flavored liqueur, divided
  • 3 cups grapefruit juice, divided
  • 4 grapefruit slices, for garnish

Salt rims of glasses. Add tequila and liqueur to each glass over ice then top each glass with grapefruit juice. Stir.

Golden Retriever Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. apple juice

Mix and serve over ice.

Great Dane Cocktail

  • 1 oz. Aquavit
  • .5 oz. cherry brandy
  • .5 oz. orange bitters
  • 1 dash cranberry juice

Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice; strain and pour into chilled glass.

Greyhound Cocktail

  • 6 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1.5 oz. vodka or gin

Mix and serve over ice.

Italian Greyhound

  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • .5 oz. Campari® bitters
  • 5 oz. grapefruit juice

Mix vodka and grapefruit juice; pour in glass. Top with Campari.

Pomeranian Cocktail

  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
  • .5 oz. triple sec
  • .5 oz. lemon juice
  • .25 oz. grapefruit juice

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; strain and serve in a chilled glass.

Pink Poodle Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz. vanilla vodka
  • Splash of Grenadine syrup
  • 7-Up® soda

Pour vanilla vodka and a splash of grenadine over ice then fill rest of glass with 7-up. Top with a cherry.

Colorado Pug Cocktail

  • 1 oz. Bailey’s® Irish cream
  • 1 oz. Kahlua® coffee liqueur
  • 4 oz. club soda

Pour in Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream over ice. Top with club soda. Stir and serve.

Portuguese Water Dog Cocktail

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 4 oz. cranberry juice

Mix and serve over ice.

Whippet Cocktail

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. orange juice
  • 1 dash raspberry cordial

Pour vodka and orange juice over ice; top with raspberry cordial.

Yellow Labrador Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz. gin
  • 4 oz. apple juice

Mix and serve over ice. Stir well and serve.

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The Cocktail Whisperer

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

Colorado Bulldog 1 .25 oz Vodka (well or call brand) .75 oz KahlĂșa 1/4 c whole milk or half-and-half Splash Coca-Cola

In an old fashioned glass 2/3 full of cubed ice, add ingredients one at a time, topping with the Coca-Cola. Serve with Stir-Stick.

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