Blood and Sand

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Blood and Sand - Scotch Cocktail

About The Blood and Sand Cocktail

The classic Scotch-based Blood and Sand cocktail tastes like neither. 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 The Blood and Sand Cocktail

.75 oz
Sweet vermouth
.75 oz
Cherry Heering
.75 oz
Orange juice

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

Other Information

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


Spirits used in The Blood and Sand Cocktail

Cocktail Profile

Cocktail Type:
Cherry Heering, The Glenrothes

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  • Guy McCoy posted 2 years ago

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

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