Blood & Shan

Our whiskies have stood the test of time — and so has this recipe! Blood & Shan dates back to a classic Scotch cocktail from the 1930s. This refreshing serve is similar to a Manhattan, but with a combination of sweet vermouth and cherry liqueur to soften the otherwise spicy flavour.




5 mins



Do not share with minors

How many servings?

30ml Auchentoshan 12 Years

25ml blood orange juice

20ml Cherry Heering liqueur

20ml sweet vermouth

How to craft

Let’s skip the carton of OJ. Freshly squeezed blood orange juice is the secret to making this cocktail – and you – sing. The smooth taste of Auchentoshan 12 Years, with hints of tangerine and lime, compliments the citrus composition perfectly.


Click below for a step by step guide:

1Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker

2Shake vigorously until well chilled

3Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass

4Garnish with orange peel


Switch It Up

You can substitute the liqueur with:

20ml Cherry Marnier

20ml Grants Morella Cherry Brandy

Did you know?

This recipe first appeared in “The Savoy Cocktail Book” by Harry Craddock. We know this is a “Did You Know” segment, but no one knows if Craddock truly invented this cocktail or simply popped it into his book.

Complete your cocktail with


Orange peel