Bloodhound

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A fridge full of strawberries beg to be split between a plate of strawberries & cream and a couple of strawberry base drinks. A (very) quick search uncovered two. The Bloodhound – at its most fashionable in London in the 1920s, and is regarded as an acquired taste by many – is rather tasty. A lesser-known variation with raspberries instead of strawberries is called a Halsdon, but we shall try that in autumn.

Measures & Instructions:

  • 1.5oz Gin
  • 0.75oz dry Vermouth
  • 0.75oz sweet Vermouth
  • strawberry coulis/crushed strawberries

Shake ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This recipe is an adaptation from The Savoy Cocktail Book (which has you shake alcoholic ingredients and serve over crushed ice with strawberry coulis and strawberries garnish)