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Blood and Sand Cocktail

The Blood and Sand Cocktail is one of the best-known and most popular whisky cocktails of all. The pleasantly mild-sweet taste of a whisky cocktail has already secured the drink a place or two on cocktail menus in bars all over the world. We show you how to make the Blood and Sand Cocktail recipe yourself. Discover our simple recipe and make the drink at home!

Blood and Sand Cocktail Recipe

  • 3 cl Scotch Whisky
  • 3 cl Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 cl cherry liqueur
  • 3 cl orange juice

Step by Step Guide

  1. Measure out all ingredients and pour into a cocktail shaker. Shake well with ice cubes.
  2. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an orange zest.
  3. Serve immediately or enjoy yourself.
blood and sand cocktail
Recipe by Chris


Old Fashioned

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To prepare the Blood and Sand cocktail, you should first measure out all the ingredients with a jigger. Pour the whisky, vermouth, cherry liqueur and orange juice into a cocktail shaker and add a few ice cubes. Shake the shaker well for about 25 seconds and then strain the drink into a martini glass. Now you can garnish the cocktail with an orange zest and serve it. You can prepare the Blood and Sand Cocktail so quickly and easily.

This is what the Blood and Sand Cocktail tastes like


23 Reviews

Most whisky cocktails are tart and strong in flavour. If you are looking for a sweet cocktail, you will rarely find one with whisky cocktails. The Blood and Sand Cocktail is a welcome alternative. The drink is pleasantly sweet and fruity with strong tart and spicy notes. Not quite as sweet as a Pina Colada but not nearly as tart as an Old Fashioned. Try the drink yourself and let the mildly sweet flavours with a tangy aftertaste convince you.

Indispensable since 1922

This cocktail was first prepared in 1922 and is named after the film Blood & Sand by Rudolph Valentino. From there on, the drink became more and more popular and was offered in more and more cocktail bars. It is one of the few cocktails that should really be made exclusively with single malt scotch. Next to drinks dominated by bourbon, the Blood and Sand Cocktail tastes much sweeter and not quite as tart. This makes it perfect for people who are not sure if they like Scotch whisky. The film after which the drink was named has been remade several times, which has also brought the drink into the conversation over and over again. The film is about a young Spaniard (played by Rudolph Valentino) who wants to become a matador one day.

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