Blood & Sand

Difficulty Easy
Technique Shaken

The Blood & Sand is a classic scotch-based cocktail that has withstood the test of time. The recipe first appeared in 1930 in The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock and has become a mainstay on bar menus ever since with Scotch, Cherry Heering, Sweet Vermouth & Orange Juice


  • 0.75 oz. 23ml Scotch Whisky
  • 0.75 oz. 23ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.75 oz. 23ml Cherry Heering
  • 0.75 oz. 23ml Orange Juice
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Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.


Orange peel

More about this drink

The Blood & Sand gets its name from a 1922 bullfighter movie and points to its ingredients: the “blood” represents Heering Cherry Liqueur, and the “sand” is for the Orange Juice.

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