|1 fl oz||Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky|
|3/4 fl oz||Cherry Heering Liqueur|
|3/4 fl oz||Martini Rosso sweet vermouth|
|1/6 fl oz||Islay single malt Scotch whisky (optional)|
|1 fl oz||Orange juice (freshly squeezed)|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.
The equal parts (scotch, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth and orange juice) formula from the 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book is the accepted classic Blood & Sand recipe but results in a cocktail that's a tad sweet for hardened whisky drinkers. This formula with slightly increased Scotch and orange juice is dryer and fresher. Those with a taste for Scotch and a slightly drier drink may also appreciate the additional spoon of Islay malt.