Must-Try Cocktail Recipe: Blood & Sand


This beach-and-vampire classic goes back to 1922 and the Rudolph Valentino movie of the same name. Actually, with the below recipe, which subs in the delicious Cherry Bounce from the Old Ballard Liquor Co., call in the Ballard and Sand. You can still serve it up when watching monster movies, but it also goes well at brunch.

Ice cubes

3/4 ounce Scotch

3/4 ounce Cherry Bounce

3/4 ounce sweet vermouth

3/4 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice

Orange slice, for garnish (or orange twist)

1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice cubes. Add the Scotch, Cherry Bounce, vermouth, and orange juice. Shake well.

2. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange slice.

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