A salty dog is a cocktail made with gin or vodka, and grapefruit juice and is usually served in a highball glass with a salted rim. The salt is the only distinction between a salty dog and a greyhound. It is believed to date back to the 1920s. The Salty Dog was probably created in the 1950s, possibly by a gentleman named George Jessel, as a way to dial down the grapefruit’s tart and bitter notes.
Made with tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar or simple syrup and orange bitters served in a cocktail glass. It is distinct from the margarita in its omission of orange liqueur and its preferred substitution of agave Nectar to highlight the natural agave notes in Tequila. Tommy's margarita was conceived in San Francisco in 1990 by Julio Bermejo at his parents' restaurant called Tommy's.
The paloma is a tequila-based cocktail. This drink is most commonly prepared by mixing tequila, lime juice, and a grapefruit-flavored soda such as Fresca, Mamma di Giuliano, or Jarritos and served on the rocks with a lime wedge. Adding salt to the rim of the glass is also an option. Its origin story is nebulous, but most reports peg its creation to the 1950s.