Tanqueray Rangpur Gin
Dash of Bitters
Orange Wedge (Garnish)
0 units of alcohol per serve
Shake all the liquid ingredients with Ice.
Strain into an Ice-filled Rocks Glass.
- Garnish with an Orange Wedge.
12.2 g per serve
The Bloodhound is named after a type of hunting dog that was popular in England in the 18th and 19th centuries. The cocktail is also sometimes known as the "Pegu Club Hound."
History of the drink
The Bloodhound Cocktail is a classic drink that has been enjoyed by many for over a century. However, the exact origins of the cocktail remain somewhat of a mystery. In his 1922 book Mixing Cocktails, Harry MacElhone credits the Duke of Manchester, William Angus Drogo Montagu (1877-1947), as being the inventor of the Bloodhound Cocktail. According to MacElhone, the Duke created the cocktail while experimenting with different ingredients in his home bar. Despite this claim, the Bloodhound Cocktail actually appears in print as far back as 1907, in William Boothby's World Drinks. The cocktail is also featured in Tom Bullock's 1917 book The Ideal Bartender, as well as in Harry Craddock's famous 1930 book The Savoy Cocktail Book. The Bloodhound Cocktail has undergone some variations over the years, but the basic recipe has remained relatively consistent. The cocktail typically consists of gin, sweet vermouth and either strawberry or raspberry liqueur. Some versions of the cocktail also include additional ingredients such as lemon juice or bitters. The Bloodhound cocktail is known for its bright red color, which is said to resemble the colour of a bloodhound's coat. The cocktail's sweet and fruity flavour, combined with the smoothness of the gin, make it a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts the world over.