The Blood & Sand Cocktail + La Gloria Cubana


This recipe first popped up in the Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930, with the title thought to be a nod to Rudolf Valentino’s 1922 silent film of the same name about a Spanish boy who emerged from poverty to become a celebrated bullfighter, only to suffer a tempestuous affair, and later die in the ring. A dark tale for a cocktail but it fits; although sweet-tasting at first, the complex drink is layered with tones of citric sourness from the orange juice and intoxicating smokiness from the whiskey. A mix of equal parts Scotch, sweet vermouth, cherry liqueur and orange juice, shaken and strained into a rocks glass, makes for one of the rare cocktails based on Scotch. The red cherry liqueur is said to represent the “blood,” and the orange juice to represent the sand.


This week at CLOCK come in and enjoy a Blood & Sand for $9. It pairs perfectly with our featured cigar the "La Gloria Cubana: Coleccion Reserva which you can read about more HERE If you spend $50 or more at CLOCK on top of your Blood & Sand purchase you will receive a complimentary stainless steel double walled "Monkey Shoulder" mug.