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
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