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  • 50ml of Highland park 12 y.o.
  • 20ml of sweet red vermouth
  • 10ml D.O.M. Benedictine

Mixing glass required, or at home pitcher again :) . Pour all ingredients inside, add ice and stir. Strain to coctail glass and spray with lemon peel. If you have shortbread (scottish sweets) it is the best accompanion for this coctail.

(Hi)story: Recipe is adapted from Harry Craddock´s Savoy coctail book (1930). This drink is named after and commemorates Robert „Rabbie“ Burns (1759-1797). Another story tells The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book: „ It may have been named after the celebrated Scotsman," it says. "Chances are, however, that it was christened in honor of a cigar salesman, who 'bought' in the Old Bar." And a brand of cigar named for the Scottish bard certainly existed in the early 20th century, so it's certainly possible that the drink was created in honor of a big spender at the Waldorf, back before the great drought of 1920 to 1933.

Blood Sand


  • 40ml of Highland park 12 y.o.
  • 20ml of sweet red vermouth
  • 20ml fresh orange juice
  • 20ml cherry liqeur

Put all ingredients in shaker, fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain it in to coctail glass. No decoration is needed but I have added caramelized orange wedge.

(Hi)story: also prohition – era coctail, also mentioned for the first time in Savoy coctail book from 1930. Named after Rudolph Valentino´s Blood and Sand bullfighter movie, 1922. Vermouth and cherry liquer represents blood, often seen in bullfight, and orange juice represents sand, which covers inner circle in arena.