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A classic cocktail with a contemporary twist

A classic cocktail with a contemporary twist

The classic Scotch whisky cocktail recipe “Blood and Sand” first appeared in print in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book and has since become renowned for its complex marriage of fruit and smoke. Best enjoyed with Hankey Bannister Heritage Blend this classic cocktail requires just four ingredients and can be shaken up in a matter of minutes.

Bartender Joseph Slater has however given the classic drink a new twist to create the light summer sip “Blood and Roses”. In contrast to a traditional “Blood and Sand” cocktail, “Blood and Roses” is served in a tall glass and makes for a peachy colour with a gentle sweetness that enhances the whisky perfectly. So, if you’re looking for a light summer sip to complement your garden party we thoroughly recommend trying out the fool-proof recipe below, of course if cocktails aren’t your thing then a simply dram of Hankey Bannister neat or on the rocks served under the summer sky is a rather delectable combination too!

Blood and roses by Joseph Slater

Ingredients:
30ml Scotch Whisky (Hankey Bannister Original Blend)
30ml Six Barrel Soda Co. cherry & pomegranate syrup
30ml Fresh orange juice
60ml Soda water

Garnish: Orange slice and cherries

Glass: Tall

Method:  Build over lots of ice in a tall glass. Stir and garnish with orange slices and cherries.

Blood and Sands

Ingredients:
¾ shot Scotch Whisky (Hankey Bannister Heritage Blend)
¾ shot Sweet vermouth
¾ shot Cherry brandy
¾ shot Orange juice

Garnish: 1 Orange peel

Glass: Coupe or cocktail

Method:  Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange peel. 

Distilled, Blended & Bottled in Scotland

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