Bloodhound Cocktail

Friday, July 22, 2011

Today I thought I'd share a cocktail that's perfect for a week of 1920's inspiration, and for the produce in season-it's a Bloodhound, a Savoy cocktail that combines gin, all the vermouths in your liquor cabinet and strawberries! If your markets are anything like mine, they're practically giving away strawberries, which makes this the perfect time to experiment with those gorgeous red fruits!


Bloodhound Cocktail

3/4 oz of gin
3/4 oz of sweet vermouth
3/4 oz of dry vermouth
1/4 oz of simple syrup
2-3 crushed strawberries

Combine gin, vermouths and syrup in a cocktail shaker; add strawberries and crush. Shake for 5-10 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Notes: John and I had all the ingredients on hand to whip up this cocktail in anticipation of this post, and while the Savoy recipe doesn't call for simple syrup, it's a well-liked addition that brings the flavors to life. We also tried Small Hand Foods pineapple gum syrup, which was simply delicious!

Regular readers of my cocktail posts know what a devotee I am of Plymouth gin; that, or any light gin (Beefeater, for example) are perfect for this libation. Cheers, darlings!


Photo via 12 Bottle Bar, a wonderful resource for at-home barkeeps.

37 comments:

  1. When I was packing up my B'more apartment, I happened upon an almost full bottle of gin, which is funny because I've had a taste aversion to it since an unfortunate incident my freshman year of college (with the exception of the French 75 cocktail -- so good!). I've been trying to think of how to re-introduce myself to gin. This recipe seems like a great way to use up the random bottle!

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  2. You always have the best cocktail recipes!! Happy Friday! xo

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  3. wow! perfect summer drink! might have to make these when camping this summer :)

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  4. This looks simply delicious, must try it this evening!
    Lucky for me there is always a bottle of gin lurking in a corner somewhere at our house!!
    Have a wonderful Friday!

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  5. Mmm that looks and sounds delicious! As always a perfect recipe for Friday.

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  6. Cheers! I bet Fridays at your house are really fun!!

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  7. Cheers! I bet Fridays at your house are really fun!!

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  8. Mmmmm...this is right up my alley! have a great weekend my friend!

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  9. Oh that looks so delish! Hey have you been to the Rickhouse in SF? It's 1920s/speakeasy style. Went there for a bachelorette party in September. I was bummed because I was pregnant and couldn't try any of the drinks...was wondering how they were? And have a great weekend!

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  10. Any drink that involves crushed strawberries is fine by me - yum!

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  11. Oh ho ho -- you are not messing around with this one. Here's to friday and the iphone on airplane! (thx for the tip)

    xo,
    C

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  12. now that my dinning room is finally finished I plan on rereading your bar essentials posts and stocking up my bar....fun times!

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  13. Blood oranges always sound so decadent. What a beautiful color! I had a drink the other night you would've liked. A clover club? Gin, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice and egg whites.

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  14. Oh Nikki, I absolutely LOVE Clover Clubs, although I've never had one made with grapefruit juice-I'll have to talk John into trying it out!

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  15. Goodness, I want one of these so bad right now. It's been a long week. . . lol I can't wait to get back to my apartment in August and make fun drinks. Sigh.

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  16. This sounds totally divine. Like you :)

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  17. This cocktail had me at strawberries!

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  18. lol ok the title freaked me out a smidgen. but now Im thinking heck yes!

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  19. can i come over for happy hour?

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  20. yum!! fruity cocktails are my favorite. thanks for sharing and happy weekend!

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  21. I am a big strawberry fan and have recently thought of looking for cocktail recipes that involve them . . . and low and behold, my favorite cocktailess has one right here waiting for me. You're the best! Haven't had gin in awhile but this may just be the ticket. Have a beautiful weekend, my friend! xo Samantha

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  22. Boy oh boy this one looks yummy! I could use one of those today as a matter of fact...

    I was looking forward to catching up on my blogreading now that my summer guests have left, but instead I ended up spending all my weekend in front of the TV. Naturally. But it's good with a breather and to focus on something else for a little while :)

    Hugs,
    Signe

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  23. I love your cocktail posts, this one looks particularly tasty! You had me with the strawberries!

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  24. Mmmm, I could REALLY go for one of these right now. It's 100 and humid, and I can't/have no desire to move. Hope your weekend is cool, darling!

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  25. oh yum- I'm so into summer drinks- have a great weekend.

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  26. Sounds yummy! Thanks for posting! xo style, she wrote

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  27. I no longer drink, but in my day, Gin was always my go to, this is the perfect summer drink, espcially with the heat we have been having in Philadelphia! Just added you to my daily reads, you are the best!!
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  28. This would have been perfect to get me through the weekend! I did have a Blood Orange Martini Saturday night at dinner and it did the trick - for a couple of hours!

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  29. Niiiiice! Even tried it and it tastes like heaven! :D Not recommended for people without a sweet tooth!

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    Simply Fone

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  30. oh MY that is a beautiful drink. :)

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  31. That looks divine. It will never cross my lips, though! I don't do gin! However, that means more for you!

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  32. I am not generally a fan of gin but this looks too tasty not to try!

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  33. Yes, please! This sounds absolutely perfect for summer & I love a good 1920s inspired drink. And yum strawberries!

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