Bloodhound

2   Strawberry (2 or 3 strawberries)
1 oz Gin
1 oz Sweet vermouth
1 oz Dry vermouth
12 oz Maraschino Liqueur
Instructions
Muddle berries, reserving a few slices for garnish. Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice, strain into a chilled glass, and garnish with strawberry.
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1 Comment

This particular recipe may

This particular recipe may have been popularized by a modern Beefeater brand ambassador, but note that the Bloodhound is a classic cocktail appearing in Savoy. Most versions up the base gin to 2 oz and eschew maraschino.

I found this particular version to be blander than the 2 oz gin:1 oz french vermouth: 1 oz italian vermouth classic. It was not insipid, though & adding some sweetness to the classic (which may have used sugar-sweetened coulis anyway) isn't a bad idea.

Some variations use raspberries, which I'd be eager to try.