Blood and Sand (Difford's recipe)

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (206 ratings)

Serve in

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

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

1 fl oz Blended Scotch whisky
3/4 fl oz Heering Cherry Liqueur
3/4 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
1/6 fl oz Caisteal Chamuis peated scotch whisky (optional)
1 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

The equal parts Blood and Sand (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.

Nutrition:

202 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 17.08% alc./vol. (34.16° proof)
  • 18.8 grams of pure alcohol
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