Dry Gin - 1 oz
Sweet Vermouth - 1/2 oz
Dry Vermouth - 1/2 oz
Strawberries - 3
Muddle the strawberries in a shaker with gin, add everything else and shake with ice cubes, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Medium Martini variations with a fruity twist seem to be a popular trend in Harry Craddock’s days, you have the well-known Bronx and Satan’s Whiskers, lesser-known drinks like the Jack Withers, Yellow Rattler, Tango, Smiler, Queen’s, Polo No. 1, Plaza… There are actually too many to list here.
These drinks contain juices from orange, lemon/lime, or even pineapple; but the Blood-Hound (or Bloodhound) is the berry version of that. Most recipes would call for strawberries, “crushed strawberries”, or strawberry coulis; raspberries are occasionally called for, such as in Bill Boothby’s book, but it did also list strawberries as the alternative.
Strawberries worked nicely with vermouths’ herbs and gin’s botanicals; as they are in season, fresh strawberries are recommended, none of that preserved stuff. Double strain to get rid of bits of muddled fruit.