Our Blood and Sand cocktail ingredients make for a delightfully sweet and refreshing tall drink with hints of spice. This classic citrus-based Scotch cocktail is high up on our list of orange juice cocktails, perfect for any season. Unfortunately, this cocktail has fallen to the wayside over the years, but we’re bringing it back!
What is a Blood and Sand cocktail?
This delicious citrus-based scotch cocktail made its first public appearance back in 1930 in the classic Savoy Cocktail Book, written by Harry Craddock. It’s not certain whether he invented it, and the exact history of the Blood and Sand cocktail might forever be a mystery. What we can tell you is that it was named after Rudolph Valentino’s 1922 silent movie, Blood and Sand—a film about bullfighting. While the movie was a big hit, we are happy to report that it does not taste like the movie’s title!
Classic Blood and Sand cocktail recipe
Blood and Sand cocktail ingredients include Scotch whiskey, sweet vermouth, cherry liqueur, and blood orange juice. It might seem like an odd combination, and maybe that’s why it never made it to the cocktail hall of fame, but we promise you it is surprisingly delicious (even if you’re not the biggest whiskey fan). Gather the troops, shake one up and give it a go!