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
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
502 Calories
1g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 502
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 2g
Calcium 37mg 3%
*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 Bulldog Gin
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 dashes Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • Garnish: a slice of chile pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the Bulldog Gin and Tabasco into an ice-filled cocktail shaker.

  2. Shake generously.

  3. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass.

  4. Garnish with a chili pepper.

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