The Dangerous Summer
Blood and Sands riff
'Nikka whisky,' similar in style to scotch, is a blended malt whiskey produced in Japan. It has a high reputation, often making the top of 'Best Whiskey' lists.
Also known as Vermouth di Torino, Italian vermouth, rosso and red vermouth; these vermouth have been sweetened with cane sugar or caramelized sugar, usually giving the vermouth 10-15% sugar and a slightly reddish brown color.
A blood orange liqueur, it can be used in place of triple sec or other orange liqueurs; 40% ABV.
Also known as kirsch, this is a clear fruit brandy made from double distillation of morello cherries.
An orange colored citrus fruit. Many types of orange make an appearance in cocktails. The peel and juice are equally valuable to diverse cocktails.
Stir all the ingredients, except the orange, over ice. Strain into a martini glass. Flame an orange twist over the drink and discard. #stir #straight
This stirred version of the classic Blood and Sand is name after a Hemingway book about bullfighters. -Joaquin Simo