Blood and Sand is a Scotch cocktail named after Rudolph Valentino’s block buster film from 1922, where he played the role of a bullfighter. The original recipe of this cocktail is found in the 1930 edition ofthe Savoy Cocktail Book. Scotch and Red Vermouth are used to give a unique red-brown hue to this mix.
Scotch and Vermouth add a sweetish smoky flavour to this drink. Cherry Brandy is added to make it slightly tart. You can also replace the Brandy with Cherry Heering. Some bartenders top the cocktail with orange juice to make it more fruity and delicious. The original version of Blood and Sand is served in a Martini Glass. The fruity variants are served in a medium Tall Glass or Collins Glass. Whisky is used instead of Scotch in a few tropical variants of this cocktail. Fresh pieces of orange are also added to make the mix tangy. Serve Blood and Sand Scotch and Whisky Cocktail chill.