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Named for the 1922 Rudolph Valentino bullfighter movie of the same name and first recorded in The Savoy Cocktail Book of 1930, the Blood and Sand is one of the few true classics based on Scotch. Some drinkers prefer to drop back the cherry brandy, but for Mike Enright, "it's all about equal parts".

You'll need

20 ml Monkey Shoulder Scotch whisky 20 ml Dolin sweet vermouth 20 ml Heering cherry brandy 20 ml orange juice 8 ice cubes 1 maraschino cherry

Method

  • 01
  • Add ingredients (except cherry) to a shaker and shake vigorously for 6 seconds. Taste for balance, strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass or cocktail glass, garnish with cherry and serve.

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