Blood and Sand Cocktail Recipe

Blood and Sand Cocktail Recipe

The Blood and Sand cocktail gathered inspiration from the 1922 Rudolph Valentino movie of the same name. The film, based off of a Spanish novel, revolves around the story of a bullfighter who is eventually killed in the ring. The cocktail uses color and taste to mimic the themes of violence seen in the movie. The bite from scotch mixed with the sweetness of fresh juice and a cherry liqueur creates a drink that is as good-looking and smooth as Rudolph Valentino himself.


Blood and Sand

3/4 oz Scotch Whisky

3/4 oz Cherry Brandy

3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth

3/4 oz Orange Juice

Orange Twist for Garnish


Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake 26 times and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a long, thin orange twist.


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