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Blood and Sand

Vintage Cocktails #10: The Blood and Sand

The Blood and Sand is an interesting cocktail in that it uses Scotch. Scotch is notorious for not playing well with other liquids, and as such, not many drinks call for the use of Scotch. However, in Vintage Cocktails, Ted Haigh lists 4 of them, the Blood and Sand perhaps being the most well known.

Blood and Sand
1 oz Scotch
1 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Cherry Brandy
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth

This drink is a great example of how you can take 4 things that seemingly have no connection, and turn them into something great. And while I liked the recipe as provided, my orange juice was a little weak on the flavor, and I would dial down the vermouth just a tad.