Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

The Blood and Sand counters the notion that Scotch whisky can't play well in a mixed drink: Without that deep, vital smokiness, this drink would be a much less exciting proposition. In the 1930 "Savoy Cocktail Book," Harry Craddock’s recipe calls for equal parts Scotch whisky, cherry brandy, Italian vermouth and orange juice. I prefer different proportions that allow the whisky and juice to predominate — and I especially like it when fresh blood orange juice is available, both for color and flavor.
  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Shake liquid ingredients with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe. Garnish with orange peel.