Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand Cocktail

Base Spirit: Liqueurs, Scotch, Vermouth / Aperitif Wine

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward, Sweet

About the Blood and Sand Cocktail

The recipe for the Blood and Sand first appeared in print in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. It’s a complex combination of fruity and smoky, and a cinch to make with just four ingredients of identical proportions. Try it yourself with the fool-proof recipe below.

Ingredients in the Blood and Sand Cocktail

  • .75 oz The Glenrothes Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • .75 oz Sweet vermouth
  • .75 oz Cherry Heering
  • .75 oz Orange juice

Garnish: Orange peel

Glass: Coupe or cocktail

How to make the Blood and Sand Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Watch San Francisco bartender Kevin Diedrich make a proper Blood and Sand in our How to Cocktail video.

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Comments

  1. I wish to thank you connoisseurs of elixirs (especially Scotch) for your insights into the fabulous world of mixology.

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