Blood and Sand

Description
Scotch, Cherry Liqueur, Sweet vermouth, Orange juice, Orange bitters, Orange peel
Ingredients
1ozScotch
34ozSweet vermouth
34ozCherry Liqueur, Cherry Heering
1ozOrange juice
1dsOrange bitters (optional)
1twstOrange peel (optional, expressed)
Instructions
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail. Optional bitters and expressed orange twist garnish.
Notes
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.
History
Named for the 1922 Rudolph Valentino movie.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1930
Created byUnknown, Savoy Cocktail Book
AuthenticityAltered recipe
Referencehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_and_Sand_%28cocktail%29
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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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