Blood & Sand

This classic’s name is a tribute to the 1922 silent movie Blood and Sand, which stars Rudolph Valentino as a poor young Spaniard who eventually becomes a great matador. Fruity and only faintly smoky, it’s an approachable drink for people who aren’t sure they like Scotch.


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  • Servings: Makes 1

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Ingredients

  • 1 ounce blended Scotch, such as Compass Box Asyla
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce cherry liqueur, preferably Heering
  • 1 ounce fresh orange juice
  • Ice
  • 1 orange wheel, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Scotch, vermouth, cherry liqueur and orange juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain 
into a chilled martini glass and garnish with 
the orange wheel.

Photo © Lucas Allen





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