Blood and Sand (cocktail)

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Blood and Sand
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Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard garnish

Maraschino cherry, Flamed orange zest

Standard drinkware cocktail glass / collins glass
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into Cocktail glass. Flame orange zest over the top of the glass.
Notes A variant is to combine all ingredients in a collins glass, add another splash of orange juice then flame the zest over it.

Blood and Sand is a scotch based cocktail introduced in 1922. It was named for Rudolph Valentino's 1922 bullfighter movie Blood and Sand. The red juice of the blood orange in the drink helped link it with the film. The recipe first appeared in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. Blood and Sand is one of the few classic mixed drinks that includes scotch.