Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Drink Recipe: Blood and Sand

We went to a party recently, and one of the two specialty cocktails they were serving for the event was called Blood and Sand. 

I did some research on the name (it sure doesn't sound appetizing), and on Dewar's website, it says, "Tommy Dewar loved film.  This delicious cocktail takes its name and inspiration from the 1922 silent movie with Rudolph Valentino.  In the film, he plays a matador who dies in the arena by his own reckless behavior having lost his true love."

The recipe on Dewar's site shows this as a martini, but we use a double-old fashioned and build it over ice.

2 parts Dewar's White Label Scotch Whiskey
1 part cherry liqueur (we use Heering)
1 part sweet vermouth
1 part fresh squeezed orange juice
Add orange twist

This cocktail is complex and surprisingly drinkable for someone like me who is more of a vodka and gin drinker.  Drink this and you'll feel like Don Draper.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, and the sister-in-law dug it at Thanksgiving, too!