Blood and Sand (Difford's recipe)

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1 fl oz Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky
¾ fl oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
¾ fl oz Martini Rosso vermouth
1 fl oz Blood orange juice
fl oz Lagavulin 16yo Islay single malt whisky
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How to make:

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

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

Comment:

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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