The recipe for the Blood and Sand first appeared in print in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. It's a complex combination of fruity and smoky, and a cinch to make with just four ingredients of identical proportions. Try it yourself with the fool-proof recipe below.
This voluptuous rye-based cocktail packs a wallop.
Two French liqueurs plus American rye and lemon juice equals one fine drink.
This modern Tiki cocktail takes the Zombie, a fairly complex drink, cuts down the number of ingredients and puts it in a coupe.
Leave it to the pros at The Dead Rabbit to create a cocktail that pairs Irish whiskey with strawberries and tart balsamic vinegar. Lillet Rose and sherry complete this ingenious coupe.
This powerful cocktail is like an instant Caribbean vacation.
Champion drinker Ernest Hemingway claimed to have invented the Death in the Afternoon, a risky pairing of absinthe and Champagne, himself. His exact instructions suggested adding iced Champagne to a jigger of absinthe until it attained “the proper opalescent milkiness,” then proceeding to drink three to five of the cocktails in one sitting.
Mix tea with more than just hot water. Try this chamomile infused whiskey cocktail.
A little gin adds the perfect depth to this pomegranate and Champagne cocktail.
Go undercover with this top-secret applejack cocktail.
This elegant, bubbly rum cocktail is good for the beach or the ballroom.
This complex Scotch drink inspires reverence.
Upgrade this tropical rum cocktail with a scoop of coconut sorbet.
It doesn't have to be Halloween to enjoy this cocktail.
Forget that olde tyme English with this cocktail.
This scotch cocktail will warm you up for a night of caroling, or any time.
A fitting cocktail for entertaining, the Pear Tree Martini offers everything but the holiday partridge. Spiced pear vodka and St-Germain tangle with citrus and bitters, resulting in a delicately balanced and festive winter drink.
The deep, caramel sweetness of a good balsamic vinegar matches beautifully with aged cognac.
Chocolate, mint and a big, peaty Scotch flavor this drink. Trust us, it works.
With this cocktail, you’ll never forget the season.
This autumnal apple-brandy cocktail gets added depth from three different rich syrups.
With Polish vodka and French and Italian liqueurs, this aperitif is a grand European tour in a glass.
This official cocktail of the 2010 Academy Awards is appropriately elegant.
Crémant d’Alsace sparkling wine completes this tasty rum-and-cognac cocktail.
Cupid would approve of this rum, fruit and basil recipe.
Gin, grapefruit juice and absinthe make one tasty drink.
An old-timey name for a tasty fall gin-and-tea drink.