Born just slightly after the Prohibition era, this confounding cocktail first appeared in The Savoy Cocktail Book, written by Harry Craddock in 1930. It was named to pay homage to a classic film from 1922, starring Rudolph Valentino portraying a bullfighter. The name of the film was assumed to be a major part of it’s success, although the cocktail is a different story altogether. With a boggling mixture of blended scotch, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth, and fresh orange juice, this drink doesn’t read as a huge success on paper, especially with a name so violently picturesque. Although once you taste it, all preconceived notions of what should and should not work well together wash away, and you are simply met with a delicious, balanced, and unique cocktail. Take one to break the norm and step out of your comfort zone, pairs best with an inquisitive mind and a curious palette.