What are some of your favorite scotch cocktails?
I just made one based on the Blood and Sand and it was delicious.
My recipe substitutes cranberry for orange juice and creme de cassis for cherry brandy.
The Blood and Sand was named after a Rudolph Valentino movie, so I decided to name this drink after a modern movie. Leonardo DiCaprio is a past winner of Italy's Valentino award, so ladies and gentlemen, I give you the "Catch Me If You Can."
Catch Me If You Can
1 oz. blended scotch (Pig's Nose)
1 oz. sweet vermouth (Punt e Mes)
1 oz. cranberry juice
0.5 oz. Creme de cassis (Mathilde)
shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass (there should be some nice foam on top)
garnish with an orange wheel or peel.
I halved the liqueur from the Blood and Sand to cut the sweetness down and used Punt e Mes to amp up the bitter notes.