Blood and Sand

1 oz Scotch
34 oz Sweet vermouth
34 oz Cherry Liqueur, Cherry Heering
1 oz Orange juice
1 ds Orange bitters (optional)
1 twst Orange peel (optional, expressed)
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail. Optional bitters and expressed orange twist garnish.
Traditional ratio is 1:1:1:1, but many find it too sweet. Consider splitting scotch 3/4 oz mild plus 1/4 oz Islay (Lagavulin), and use Carpano Antica.
Named for the 1922 Rudolph Valentino movie.
From other users
  • THE hardest drink to balance. You know it's ready when you taste it. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Try subbing Balcones Brimstone for the scotch - seriously delicious. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Forewent the bitters and used equal proportions, which worked well for me. Used Carpano Antica and the vanilla flavors were very welcome. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • 9/18/13 — ☆☆
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