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The Gladiator (Improved Blood and Sand)

Not all classic cocktails are necessarily great.

Featured Spirit: Doc Wahl American Single Malt Whiskey

The original Blood and Sand cocktail is flawed but completely reimagined here with a blood orange syrup and cherry bitters, making it a more sophisticated and clean take on one of the few well-known Scotch cocktails.


  • 1 ½ oz Doc Wahl
  • ½ oz Blood Orange Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Cherry Bitters
  • ½ oz Sweet Vermouth
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In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients, then top up with ice. Stir for 30 - 45 seconds, and strain into a rocks glass with a large cube. Garnish with an expressed orange peel

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