Drinks

Blood and Sand Cocktail

It’s time to prep for Halloween and Day of the Dead.  This hearty cocktail pairs with colder weather, and it’s also great for entertaining.  Shaken or stirred, here we go:

 

Blood and Sand Cocktail

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