Blood and Sand Cocktail
Blood and Sand Cocktail Ingredients
- 1/4 oz Cherry Brandy
- 3/4 oz Scotch Whisky
- 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
Blood and Sand Cocktail Instructions
The Blood and Sand cocktail is a classic drink that combines the flavors of Scotch whisky, cherry liqueur, orange juice, and sweet vermouth. This cocktail was named after a 1922 silent movie called Blood and Sand, which tells the story of a bullfighter. The movie was based on a novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez.
To make a Blood and Sand cocktail, you will need a cocktail shaker, ice cubes, a strainer, and a cocktail glass. First, fill the shaker with ice cubes. Then, pour in equal parts of Scotch whisky, cherry liqueur, orange juice, and sweet vermouth. Shake the mixture well to combine the flavors and chill the drink.
Next, strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass. You can garnish the drink with a maraschino cherry if you like. The Blood and Sand cocktail is a vibrant and flavorful drink that is perfect for special occasions or a night at home.
When making a Blood and Sand cocktail, it is important to choose good quality ingredients. Opt for a high-quality Scotch whisky, such as a single malt or a blended Scotch. For the cherry liqueur, you can use either cherry brandy or cherry liqueur. The orange juice should be freshly squeezed, if possible, to give the cocktail a bright and zesty flavor. Finally, for the sweet vermouth, choose a brand that you enjoy and that complements the other flavors in the cocktail.
Overall, the Blood and Sand cocktail is a delicious and visually stunning drink that is sure to impress your guests. Whether you are a fan of classic cocktails or simply looking to try something new, the Blood and Sand cocktail is a must-try.
Best served in a Cocktail Glass.
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