Blood and Sand: Oscar Cocktail Recipe

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In the 1922 silent classic “Blood and Sand,” Rudolph Valentino stars as a bullfighter torn between his childhood love and a seductive widow. In this cocktail, scotch is the “sand,” while cherry brandy and vermouth are the “blood.”

Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

In the 1922 silent classic “Blood and Sand,” Rudolph Valentino stars as a bullfighter torn between his childhood love and a seductive widow. In this cocktail, scotch is the “sand,” while cherry brandy and vermouth are the “blood.” Recipe adapted by the Associated Press from Erica Duecy’s “Storied Sips.”

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 ounce blended Scotch whisky
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce Cherry Heering (cherry liqueur)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Amarena cherry, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a coupe glass with ice to chill. In an ice-filled shaker, combine all ingredients except the cherry, then shake for about 15 seconds. Empty the ice from the glass and strain the cocktail into it. Garnish with the cherry.
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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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