Blood and Sand Cocktail

Blood and Sand Cocktail

If your wondering where this cocktail gets its slightly off-putting name, the Blood and Sand cocktail was created in honor of a 1922 silent film of the same name, starring Rudolph Valentino as a bullfighter. The film was considered to be very gritty for its time.

Blood and Sand

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Recipe by Julian Solorzano Photography by Eric Strausman Cuisine: Classic CocktailDifficulty: Easy




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  • .75 ounces Scotch Whiskey

  • .75 ounces Heering Cherry Liqueur

  • .75 ounces Italian Sweet Vermouth

  • .75 ounces Orange Juice

  • Flamed Orange Zest Coin for garnish


  • Shake all the ingredients (except the garnish) well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the flamed orange zest coin.

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Written by Julian Solorzano

Hailing from Queens, New York, Julian Solorzano served four years in the United States Air Force, traveling throughout Europe and experiencing the best of the local cultures, including their passion for good food and wine. He has since grown an appreciation for all things wine and mixology. Julian fuses that passion with his skills in writing, photography, and video production to share his passion with the world.

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