How to Make the Classic Blood & Sand

This classic Scotch-based cocktail calls for orange juice, sweet vermouth and Cherry Heering liqueur, a combination that still inspires mixologists across the country.

This classic cocktail, named after a silent film from 1922 starring Rudolph Valentino, has served as inspiration for mixologists across the country. Try mixing up these deliciously simple ingredients at home.

Blood & Sand

1 ounce Scotch whisky
1 ounce Cherry Heering
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce sweet vermouth

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Read about the St. Louis hot spot, Blood & Sand, where co-owner TJ Vytlacil serves up 10 variations of this classic cocktail.

Published on November 29, 2012
Topics: Classic Cocktails


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