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Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

The Blood and Sand is a scotch-based cocktail that was invented in the 1920s. It’s known for the reddish color it gets from Heering cherry liqueur.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword blood and sand
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 162kcal
Author Katie Schindelheim


  • ¾ oz. scotch
  • ¾ oz. sweet vermouth
  • ¾ oz. Heering or another cherry liqueur
  • ¾ oz. orange juice freshly squeezed
  • orange peel for garnish (optional)


  • Pour scotch, sweet vermouth, cherry liqueur, and orange juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake very well and strain into chilled glass.
  • Garnish with orange peel.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 162kcal