How to Make a Blood ‘N’ Sand Cocktail Step by Step

‘Blood N Sand’ is as deathly to drink in real as suggested by the name. This drink is one thing you can count on to make your party an instant hit. This scotch mixed cocktail was named after the bullfighter movie ‘Blood and Sand’ by Valentino. The reddish orange color of the drink relates it to the movie. A classic drink that sets the mood for a long romantic evening, Blood N Sand is a delight in itself to make. Amaze your guests with this perfect blend of orange, scotch and Cherry Heering. Let the Scotch tantalize your taste buds while the blood orange sweetens them up.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Shaker, Collins glass,


All the ingredients used in Blood N Sand are in the same exact proportion.
– (3/4) ounce Scotch
– (3/4)  ounce Cherry Heering
– (3/4) ounce Sweet Vermouth
– (3/4) Fresh Orange Juice
– Orange Zest and Cherry for Garnish
– Crushed ice

These ingredients are set for one serving. Add up in the right proportions to make servings more then one.


  • 1

    Fill the shaker with all the ingredients in the right amounts. Make sure not to overfill the shaker to avoid the spills.

  • 2

    Top the shaker with crushed ice to get a chilled drink.

  • 3

    Shake vigorously so that the ingredients mix well. Enjoy the process by setting a rhythm and humming to the movement. Invite guests to prepare each other's drinks and make it an event in itself.

  • 4

    Pour and strain the cocktail into a tall Collins glass or any favorite cocktail glass of yours.

  • 5

    Top it up with fresh orange juice to give a sweet touch. Do not over do it.

  • 6

    Garnish with the orange zest on the top of the glass. Alternately you can try garnishing it with cherry. A superb look is achieved when you weave cherries into a toothpick with orange skin strips curled on it. Here you just earned yourself the repute of a wonderful hostess.

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