Did you know that Dracula was a Scotch drinker? Well, okay his favorite drink has hemoglobin in it, but once he's had his fill of blood and can relax a bit, he loves him a good old Blood & Sand cocktail made with Johnnie Walker Black Label. He particularly likes the fact that it complements his signature couture color of black. He even has his own special name for his personal vampire version of a classic Blood & Sand*, he calls it a Bloody and Sand. Isn't he just too cute?
Here's his recipe, I only got it from him through great personal sacrifice.
And just for that I'm NOT calling it Bloody & Sand.
BLOOD & SAND
1 Oz. Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch
3/4 Oz. Sweet Vermouth
3/4 Oz. Cherry Heering
1/2 Oz. (1 Tbsp.) Fresh Blood Orange Juice
1/2 Oz. Pasteurized or Fresh Egg White (optional).
Garnish: Homemade Maraschino Cherry, Orange Peel shaped like a Fang
Tools: Cocktail Shaker
Chill glass in the freezer.
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, pour in all of the ingredients and shake the dickens out of it.
Rub interior of the glass bowl and rim with a bit of orange peel.
Strain cocktail into the glass, garnish and serve.
* The original Blood and Sand Cocktail was inspired by and named for the 1922 Rudolph Valentino movie, Blood and Sand with the recipe first appearing in print in Harry Craddock's 1930 "The Savoy Cocktail Book".