Blood and Sand

Scotch, Cherry Liqueur, Sweet vermouth, Orange juice, Orange bitters, Orange peel
34ozSweet vermouth
34ozCherry Liqueur, Cherry Heering
1ozOrange juice
1dsOrange bitters (optional)
1twstOrange 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.
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Created byUnknown, Savoy Cocktail Book
AuthenticityAltered recipe
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Dan on 06/06/2010
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From other users

Forewent the bitters and used equal proportions, which worked well for me. Used Carpano Antica and the vanilla flavors were very welcome. (5 stars)
Try subbing Balcones Brimstone for the scotch - seriously delicious. (5 stars)
THE hardest drink to balance. You know it's ready when you taste it. (4 stars)

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