Blood and Sand (Difford's recipe)

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There are approximately 191 calories in one serving of Blood and Sand (Difford's recipe).

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Serve in a

Coupe glass


Orange zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

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

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)

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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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