Blood & Sand Cocktail

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail


This essential scotch cocktail, created in London in the 1920s, was named for the 1922 film starring Rudolph Valentino. It combines scotch, Cherry Heering, vermouth, and orange juice for a smoky-sweet effect. Pour the cocktail into a highball glass, and top off with more juice if you wish to serve the drink at brunch.


  • 1 oz. scotch
  • 34 oz. Cherry Heering liqueur
  • 34 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 34 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1 maraschino cherry, to garnish


Step 1

Combine scotch, Cherry Heering, vermouth, and orange juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; cover and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and top with cherry.

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