Hair of the Dog Cocktail Recipe

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Hair of the Dog Cocktail Recipe

When you consume alcohol, your body begins to break it down. Blood alcohol levels can be measured by checking the ADR. But when blood alcohol levels return to zero, symptoms seem to become more severe. Hair of the dog hangover remedies work on the theory that if you drink more alcohol, your blood alcohol levels will increase and you will no longer experience hangover symptoms. But once your alcohol consumption ends and your blood alcohol level drops to zero, a hangover will eventually return. It is true that “hair of the dog” can raise the time between a hangover and the other effects of alcohol – but not prevent them.

This cocktail is a great alternative to the original Hair of the Dog, which is made from Bulldog Gin. A little bit of alcohol and sour citrus with the spicy heat of a pepper to awaken your senses, calm your stomach, and give you a little boost in your day. According to the old saying, a hangover can be cured by the hair from the dog that bit you. A Bloody Mary is the most popular choice, but it’s difficult to look at, much less drink, when you’re not feeling your best. A Hair of the Dog is smoother or if you don’t have a Bloody Mary mix, this one is easier to mix. The ability to handle stressful situations is something that you’ll appreciate when your head is splitting and your stomach is churning.

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The strength of Hair of the Dog Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Hair of the Dog Cocktail Recipe is 225 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Hair of the Dog Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • cocktail shaker


  • old fashioned glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 3 oz gin
  • 1/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • tabasco hot sauce, 2 - 3 dashes
  • sliced chile pepper (for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Pour the gin, lemon juice, and hot sauce in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well,
  • Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass.
  • Garnish it with a slice of chili pepper. Serve and enjoy.

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