The Dangerous Summer

from Death & Co

  • 1.5 ounces Yamazaki 12-Year Japanese Whisky
  • .75 ounce Dolin Rouge Vermouth
  • .5 ounce Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
  • .5 ounce Massenez Kirsch Vieux Cherry Brandy
  • Orange Peel

Stir all the ingredients (except the orange twist) over ice, then strain into a martini glass. Flame the orange twist over the drink and discard. No garnish.

JOAQUÍN SIMÓ, 2009 This stirred variation of the classic Blood and Sand is named after a Hemingway book about bullfighters. I replaced the rich Cherry Heering with dry cherry brandy and the orange juice with blood orange liqueur.—JS