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There’s a reason why Luxardo Cherry Liqueur was renamed “Sangue Morlacco” by the famous Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio in 1919 — using this sweetly rich and uniquely decadent liqueur is a great way to transform any cocktail into pure poetry.


¾ oz. Luxardo Sangue Morlacco 

¾ oz. Scotch whiskey

¾ oz. rosso (sweet) vermouth

¾ oz. fresh orange juice

Orange peel or orange twist for garnish


Step 1

Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Step 2

Shake well, and strain into chilled coupe glass.

Step 3

Garnish with a flamed orange peel or an orange twist.


Year of Origin

Blood & Sand

Classic flavors inspired by Old Hollywood.

Make this classic at home.

Luxardo Cherry Morlacco

             aking its name from Rudolph Valentino’s

             classic 1922 bullfighting film, Blood and Sand,

             this cocktail was made with Scotch whiskey lovers in mind. But you can put away your capes and reach for a champagne coupe instead, matadors. One sip of this classic will change the way you look at Scotch whiskey’s place in the cocktail canon — and that’s no bull.   


While this recipe harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood with a deceptively simple, yet elegant recipe — our version calls for equal parts scotch (the smoother the better), sweet vermouth, Luxardo Sangue Morlacco (the blood), and fresh orange juice (the sand). 



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