Perfectly Straight Blood & Sand

Perfectly Straight Blood & Sand image
Serve in
a Coupe glass...
½ shot Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky
½ shot Islay single malt Scotch whisky
½ shot Cherry Heering Liqueur BUY
½ shot Kirschwasser eau de vie
½ shot Martini Rosso vermouth BUY
½ shot Martini Extra Dry vermouth BUY
1 shot Freshly squeezed orange juice
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How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.


Orange zest twist (discarded) & cherry


I’m usually a maximum of five ingredients in a cocktail kind-a-guy but this Blood & Sand riff with seven ingredients is balanced and tasty. If I were in Asia, where the number eight is lucky, then I’d have also used equal parts orange juice and blood orange juice to keep the number of ingredients lucky.


Created by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England in August 2014.

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