Salt rim

The salt rim on the glass helps to counteract any bitterness from the orange liqueur or the tequila, which, in turn, improves both the cocktail's sweet and sour notes.

As well as its use in cooking and at the table, salt is present in multiple processed foods. Sodium is a crucial nutrient for human health via its role as an electrolyte and osmotic solute. Too much salt consumption can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, in children and adults.

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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.

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Salty dog

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.

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Tommys margarita

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.