1 1⁄4 oz Blended Scotch (John Barr)
1 1⁄4 oz Aromatized wine, Lillet Blanc
1 1⁄4 oz Maurin Quina

Stir, strain, chilled lowball, straight (no ice)


A brilliant take on a Blood and Sand

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Posted by Dan on 9/03/2011
Created by
Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA
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  • Made with mix of 2/3 nepeta amaro and cherry brandy . Tried again with averna and a shot of cherry grappa and probably better — ★★★★
  • Fantastic. The use of the blended whiskey keeps the scotch flavor in check with the Lillet and Maurin Quina. A really fabulous drink, even for the non-Scotch lover. — ★★★★★
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Wow, this is good. I used cocchi instead of lillet since it was open. I bought a bottle of scotch so I could try this since I love maurin quina; I got black bottle, a cheapie blend as I wasn't sure I'd like smoky whiskey, but it turns out I'm a fan.

Thanks for the Cocchi suggestions - was out of Lillet and Cocchi and used Campari instead. Used Kilchoman Islay whiskey and drink was awesome - nice and smokey with great complexity!