Hair of the Dog Cocktail

Bulldog Gin's Hair of the Dog Cocktail
Bulldog Gin
Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
225 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 112mg 560%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 257mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The old saying "the hair of the dog that bit you" is a common theory for curing a hangover. Most people choose a bloody mary, but the thick, red drink can be rather upsetting to look at, much less drink when you're not feeling your best.

The Hair of the Dog cocktail from Bulldog Gin is a great alternative that serves the same purpose. A little bit of alcohol, sour citrus, and the spicy heat of a pepper to awaken the senses, calm the stomach and, hopefully, give you a little boost in your day.

Unless you have a bloody mary mix ready to go, this Hair of the Dog is easier to mix. That's an attribute you'll appreciate when your head is splitting and your stomach is churning.


  • 3 ounces gin

  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 2 to 3 dashes Tabasco sauce

  • Chile pepper slice, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the gin, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Fill with ice.

  3. Shake generously.

  4. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass.

  5. Garnish with a slice of chile pepper. Serve and enjoy.

Remember to wash your hands well with soap (especially before touching your eyes) if you handle the chile pepper.

Will This Hair of the Dog Really Cure My Hangover?

The short answer is that this is no "cure" for a hangover other than time. By drinking alcohol again, you are only putting off the pain. At best, you may be easing out of the nasty effects of your hangover as the liquor leaves your body at a more controlled rate than it did overnight.

How Strong Is the Hair of the Dog?

There is a lot of gin in this recipe and that means that this is going to be a very potent drink. If you were to mix up a Hair of the Dog using the 80-proof Bulldog (or an equivalent), then it would weigh in at around 34 percent ABV (68 proof). 

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