Blood and Sand Redux

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A play on the traditional Blood and Sand cocktail, this variation from The Bellwether gets an extra citrusy boost from orange infused-Scotch.

1 oz. orange-infused scotch
¾ oz. sweet vermouth (Bellwether uses Carpano Antica)
¾ oz. Cherry Heering
¼ oz. fresh orange juice
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupe
Garnish: orange peel

Shake all the ingredients together in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish.

Orange-Infused Scotch: Add 4 ounces of orange zest to 6 cups of Scotch and let sit for 4 days. Strain the zest out of the whiskey before use.

Ann-Marie Verdi, The Bellwether, Los Angeles

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