1/4 of Scotch whisky
1/4 of sweet vermouth
1/4 of orange juice
1/4 of cherry brandy liqueur
The Blood and Sand was a historic film, with the legendary Rudolph Valentino as the toreador. And obviously, as was the practice in the 1930s, every great film was accompanied by an unforgettable cocktail.
And the Blood and Sand is one of the best because of its blood-red color that intrigues the eye.
But let’s not stop at the appearance, because the scent is also delicious, aromatic with herbs, cherries, and oranges lost in the scotch’s smoky background.
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The recipe is balanced and very precise: scotch, cherry brandy, red vermouth and blood orange juice in equal parts. You can’t go wrong. If you want a refreshing drink with a complex and suggestive taste, the Blood and Sand is a masterpiece to be prepared without delay.
Ingredients and doses of the Blood and Sand cocktail
- 1/4 of Scotch
- 1/4 of sweet vermouth
- 1/4 of cherry brandy
- 1/4 of fresh blood orange juice
How to make the Blood and Sand cocktail
Squeeze half an orange and strain the juice.
Fill the shaker with ice, pour in all the ingredients and shake for 15 seconds.
Pour into a cup that you have cooled previously and garnish with orange zest.
Blood and Sand food pairings
Thirst-quenching, elegant, sober and with a perfect balance, the cocktail is excellent as an aperitif, but it also goes well with pork fillet with cider, pork ribs in barbecue sauce, sweet and sour pork, kung pao chicken, veal chop with garlic sauce peppers.