Blood and Sand Cocktail

The Blood and Sand Cocktail is one of the easiest and tastiest cocktails on the menu. Click here to find out what gave this cocktail its strange name.

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If your wondering where this cocktail gets its slightly off-putting name, the Blood and Sand cocktail was created in honor of a 1922 silent film of the same name, starring Rudolph Valentino as a bullfighter. The film was considered to be very gritty for its time.

Blood and Sand

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Recipe by Julian Solorzano Photography by Eric Strausman Cuisine: Classic CocktailDifficulty: Easy


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  • Shake all the ingredients (except the garnish) well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the flamed orange zest coin.

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