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2500 Words on the Blood and Sand Cocktail

A few years back I wrote a long feature about the Blood and Sand cocktail, made with scotch, cherry brandy, orange juice, and vermouth.

It was written for the German magazine Mixology, but recently they have put the story online in the original English.

Blood and sand

For the story I covered the origins of the drink as best as I could find them, and many variations of the drink. There is a large discussion of the best type of orange juice to use, alternates to sweet vermouth and Cherry Heering, and how to find out if your flamed orange peel is spitting wax and pesticides onto your drink.

Give it a read over at  



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