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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1 ounce blended Scotch, such as Compass Box Asyla
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce cherry liqueur, preferably Heering
1 ounce fresh orange juice
1 orange wheel, for garnish
How to Make It
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.
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