Blood and Sand is a classic Scotch-based cocktail inspired by a 1922 movie entitled Blood and Sand. Starring Rudolph Valentino, the silent-movie revolves around a Spaniard (played by Valentino), who struggled with life and became a famous and successful matador. Unfortunately, he met a tragic end.
The cocktail's Heering cherry liquer represents the blood while its orange juice is the sand. Put them together and you have a cocktail with odd choice of ingredients, but exceptionally delicious taste.
Here's how you can make Blood and Sand at home:
.75 oz Blood orange juice
.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
.75 oz Cherry Heering
.75 oz Blended Scotch
1. Add all ingredients to a shaker tin. Then, shake.
2. Double strain into chilled coupe glass
3. Garnish with blood orange slice