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Friday Cocktail

Blood and Sand

For this week’s Friday Cocktail, I present Blood and Sand.

Introduced in the Roaring Twenties, this cocktail was most likely a tribute to the Rudolph Valentino movie, Blood and Sand, in which the famous latin lover played a matador.  A decade later, Tyrone Power would star in a remake.  This classical cocktail with its bloody sand tinged look is more than palatable, even for those who may not like Scotch!

What you’ll need: Scotch, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Juice, and Grenadine.

Pour 2 ounces scotch, 1 ounce sweet vermouth, 1 ounce orange juice, and a 1/2 ounce grenadine in a shaker over cracked ice.  Shake and then strain into a cocktail glass.  Optional, garnish with a maraschino cherry.

How I like it:  Getting the color just right with this drink may be a bit of a challenge and requires some adjusting.  I’m thinking the picture above is a bit too red.  Perhaps needing a bit more orange juice.  There are variations of this recipe online, of course, but the proportions above do quite well.

Drink responsibly!

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