Blood & Sand – The obvious choice for the Haloween Party

There are plenty of other Halloween cocktails out there deserving of being stirred up on Halloween that don’t necessarily incorporate pumpkin. Here are a few adaptations of beloved cocktails that may be perfect to accompany the Halloween party you’re hosting this weekend.

Blood and Sand
The name is derived from the 1920′s movie of thesame nameMany argue the drink’s equal proportions and – to eliminate a level of ‘sweetness’ – often double the serving of scotch. 

  • 3/4 part scotch
  • 3/4 part cherry brandy (most versions call for Cherry Heering, but Hiram Walker’s Cherry Brandy is a good bargain buy here)
  • 3/4 part  sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 part orange juice

Shake all ingredients well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with flamed orange zest.

Halloween on the Harbour


Join us for a Halloween Blood & Sand on the Harbour!!!


Heering on

Heering on Boozhound blog

Cherry Heering on

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Heering on Gourmet Underground Blog


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….Because of the warm Fall weather we’ve been having, the refreshing Singapore Sling we made for Eskell’s party was a big hit. (And it’s good to have soda water in a drink when you know people will be having multiples.) Below is a recipe. I just had this idea to make the recipe into a pictogram so that it’s easier to visualize (duh) and remember.
What do you think?

Heering in the Bellingham Herald

Cranberries star in aromatic Thanksgiving cocktail
By LAUREN VIERA – Chicago Tribune

People who serve cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving fall into two camps: those who make their own and those who go the canned route.

To those of you who relish stirring that wonderfully aromatic, simmering saucepan of cranberries, oranges and spices while your bird browns and your guests mingle, we raise a glass: a perfectly autumnal cocktail that borrows the base of your sauce without creating extra work…

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