Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Scotch Cocktails

Blood & Sand

The Blood & Sand is a classic scotch-based cocktail that has withstood the test of time. The recipe first appeared in 1930 in "The Savoy Cocktail Book" by Harry Craddock and has become a mainstay on bar menus ever since.

It gets its name from a 1922 bullfighter movie and points to its ingredients: The “blood” represents Heering cherry liqueur, and the “sand” is for the orange juice.

The key to the cocktail is to use a smooth scotch that’s not too smoky and freshly squeezed orange juice. So forget about your Islay scotches (for now), and avoid that carton of OJ in the fridge.

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with an orange peel.