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  • 0.75 oz Blended Scotch Whiskey

  • 0.75 oz Cherry Liqueur

  • 0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth

  • Orange Curacao

  • Orgeat Syrup

  • Fresh Lime Juice

  • 1/2 oz Dark Rum

Blood & Sand


Like Martha and Snoop, some odd combos work wonderfully together. Cherry liqueur and blood red orange juice go surprisingly well with blended scotch whisky and sweet vermouth. For real.


This curiously delicious scotch-based cocktail is named after Rudolph Valentino’s 1922 movie about a bullfighter. The recipe first appeared in a 1930s cocktail book by Harry Craddock, although it’s unclear if Harry invented it or just wrote about it. Regardless, it’s delicious. Do yourself a favor and make like “The Latin Lover” - put on our 90s R&B and hip hop mix, pour everything in a shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Tart, complex and oh so smooth.


  1. POUR scotch, orange juice, cherry liqueur and sweet vermouth into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice

  2. SHAKE vigorously for 15-20 seconds

  3. STRAIN into a chilled martini glass

  4. GARNISH with orange zest and expressed orange peel

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