Continuing with the film theme (Blood and Sand tells the story of the rise and fall of a Spanish bullfighter), “the Fallen Matador is an inverted Blood & Sand,” says Lydia Reissmueller. “The cherry element is in the base spirit (Kirsch), and the Scotch element is represented by a liqueur (Drambuie).” The resulting cocktail is drier and spicier than the classic.
Slideshow:Cocktail Recipes for the Coupe
3/4 ounce Kirsch
3/4 ounce Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet Vermouth
1/2 ounce Drambuie (honeyed Scotch-based liqueur)
3/4 ounce fresh orange juice
Dash of Angostura bitters
How to Make It
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe.
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