Blood and Sand at The Manhattan Cocktail Classic MCC

This drink’s name is a tribute to the 1922 silent movie Blood and Sand, which stars Rudolph Valentino as a poor young Spaniard who eventually becomes a great matador.

Blood and Sand

A Glenfacias Scotch cocktail from the 2012 Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Yield: 1 cocktail

Cook Time:10 minutes


1 oz. Cherry Heering

1 oz. Scotch, Glenfarclas 10 year

1 oz. Sweet Vermouth, Dolin Rouge

1 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice

DIRECTIONSFill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all the ingredients and shake well, Strain the drink into a coupe. 

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The Eclipse

This flavorful tequila-based drink recipe is from mixologist Leo Robitschek.


  • 1 ounce reposado tequila
  • 3/4 ounce Aperol
  • 3/4 ounce Cherry Heering
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Splash of mescal


Serves 1

Combine tequila, Aperol, Cherry Heering, and lemon juice in a shaker over ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over 1 large ice cube and top with a splash of mescal.

Cook’s Note: Aperol is an Italian aperitif made from bitter roots and herbs; Cherry Heering is a Danish cherry-flavored liquor

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If you love the rich taste of maple syrup, you’re in luck. December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day.  Sweeet!    While the origins of this annual food holiday are unknown, maple syrup has been enjoyed since Native American’s “invented” the syrup centuries ago.   

The Cherry Maple Leaf

The rich, velvety color of this cocktail is reminiscent of fall foliage, while its warming base of brandy and maple wards off autumn’s chill.



1 oz. brandy

1/2 oz. Cherry Heering
1/4 oz. maple syrup
1/4 oz. dry vermouth
Squeeze of lemon juice


Mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice into a tumbler to serve.

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