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Blood and Sand

February 13, 2014
1 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

While the original cocktail has the recipe listed for equal parts, I second Ted Haigh’s opinion that by amping up the scotch and the orange juice by 1/4 ounce, you get a much more dynamic cocktail that fascinates from the first sip to the last. —Erik Lombardo

What You'll Need
  • 1 ounce scotch
  • 1 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce Cherry Heering
  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake well with ice, and strain into a coupe or a cocktail glass.

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8 Reviews

Keith June 14, 2014
Leave out the OJ. Equal parts scotch, vermouth, cherry.
Margaret A. February 26, 2014
Blood & Sand w/tequila is an amazing drink served up at The Tiki Ti on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles (and my personal favorite).
Erik L. June 15, 2014
I love those guys at Tiki-Ti as well! One of my favorite spots in LA.
Pamela C. February 26, 2014
Blood and Sand is the namesake cocktail at a private-dining restaurant in St. Louis. Restaurant appropriately named Blood and Sand and this cocktail is my hands-down favorite.
LeBec F. February 19, 2014
Sounds like a Theme Drink for an English Patient party.)
JadeTree February 21, 2014
Nice! I was thinking Hemingway!
LittleKi February 15, 2014
I have a jar of brandied cherries that is mostly just brandy at this point. This is the perfect way to use that up! As a person who likes the scotch to come through a bit more, I upped the ratio scotch to brandy/vermouth even further. If there is such a thing, the current recipe is a little *too* drinkable. ;)
Carrie S. February 14, 2014
I asked a bartender to make me a scotch or bourbon drink a few months ago, that was a little sweet and a little smokey - he gave me a Blood & Sand, and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe!