Blood and Sand (Difford's recipe)

Blood and Sand (Difford's recipe) image
Serve in
a Coupe glass...
1 shot Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky
¾ shot Cherry Heering Liqueur BUY
¾ shot Martini Rosso vermouth BUY
1 shot Blood orange juice
shot Islay single malt Scotch whisky
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How to make:

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


Orange zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry


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.

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