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Blood and sand

Blood and Sand Cocktail

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The Blood and Sand is a unique classic cocktail made with Scotch! It’s full of complex flavor, featuring blood orange juice and cherry liqueur.


  • 1 ounce blended Scotch whisky
  • 1 ounce cherry liqueur or cherry brandy (like Cherry Heering)
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce blood orange juice
  • For the garnish: Orange twist (here’s how to make one)


  1. Add the Scotch, cherry liqueur, sweet vermouth, and blood orange juice to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake it until cold.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass. If desired, garnish with an orange twist.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Blood and Sand, Blood and Sand cocktail