A Bloodhound is a bright red strawberry cocktail made with gin, vermouth and strawberry coulis.
A lesser-known variation with raspberries instead of strawberries is called a Halsdon. The raspberries are liquidised with sufficient icing sugar to mellow their sourness, and thus forms a sort of raspberry coulis. An equal volume of the coulis is added to the shaken mix of dry, sweet (blanc) vermouth and plymouth gin. A more striking variation comprises vodka, tomato juice, and sherry.
- 2 parts gin
- 1 part dry vermouth
- 1 part sweet vermouth
- strawberry coulis/crushed strawberries
Shake alcoholic ingredients and serve over crushed ice with strawberry coulis and strawberries garnish