The Blood and Sand is one of the few Scotch cocktails that should be considered a classic. The complete history is somewhat shaky, but it is accepted that it was inspired by the movie Blood and Sand. The original film was produced in 1922 (starring Rudolph Valentino) and was remade in 1941 (starring Tyrone Powers) and again in 1989 (with Sharon Stone).
The cocktail is a beautiful one with a touch of sweet and citrus. Cherry Heering is a great substitution for the brandy because it has a far more natural cherry flavor than many of today's cherry brandies. Also, fresh-squeezed orange juice is definitely recommended.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 3/4 ounce Scotch whisky
- 3/4 ounce cherry brandy
- 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
- 3/4 ounce orange juice
- Orange slice for garnish
- Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an orange slice.
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