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.