Best Movie Cocktails? Try the Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand Cocktail

The Silver Screen is brimming with cocktail references. AP writer Michelle Locke recently interviewed me about the some of the most interesting stories behind on-screen cocktails, including the Blood and Sand. Read the full article for a boozy trip in the way-back machine, or click for the recipe.

Blood & Sand

1 ounce blended Scotch whisky, such as Famous Grouse

1 ounce orange juice

1 ounce Cherry Heering brandy

1 ounce sweet vermouth

Glass: coupe

Garnish: amarena cherries

Fill a coupe with ice to chill. In an ice-filled shaker, add all of the ingredients and shake for about 15 seconds. Empty ice from coupe and strain cocktail into it. Garnish with amarena cherries.

Photo Credit: Poul Lange