Blood & Sand
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About this Cocktail

Blood and Sand is a scotch based cocktail introduced in 1922. It was named for Rudolph Valentino's 1922 bullfighter movie Blood and Sand. The red juice of the blood orange in the drink helped link it with the film. The recipe first appeared in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. Blood and Sand is one of the few classic mixed drinks that includes scotch.

  • 1 oz blended scotch
  • 1 oz blood orange juice
  • ¾ oz Cherry Heering
  • ¾ oz sweet vermouth
  • Orange zest
  • Preserved Luxardo cherry

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into Cocktail glass. Flame orange zest over the top of the glass garnish with orange peel & cherry

  • Rob Bethencourt
    Love this drink. Had it at a bar recently that served it with the cherry being soaked in The Peat Monster. Worked nicely.

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