The Blood and Sand

Country of Origin: USA
Main Spirit: Scotch

Scotch, whisky, orange, Cherry Heering, sweet vermouth

This classic is one of the few to feature Scotch and was original made with equal parts of each ingredient. That ratio is a little sweet for our palettes, so we’ve followed Jim Meehan (of New York’s PDT) and dialed up the Scotch at the expense of everything else.

Different Scotches will come through in different ways, but a solid blend like Famous Grouse will work well or try something with a little smoke like Johnnie Walker Black.

The Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

-2 oz Scotch whisky
-1 oz orange juice
-1/2 oz Cherry Heering liqueur
-1/2 oz sweet vermouth
-orange twist, flamed orange peel or brandied cherry, garnish

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish.

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