There are many versions of the Creole Cocktail. My favorite looks a lot like a Sazerac: whiskey, curaçao, and bitters, with a fragrant nose of absinthe.
The Blood and Sand Cocktail isn't everyone's cup of whisky. Here are a couple variations that might broaden its appeal: one with port and a big, peaty Scotch, the other a mezcal version.
Vermouth, orgeat, grenadine, and a luscious eggwhite foam, with just a dusting of nutmeg—Harry Craddock's Pantomime Cocktail.
The Bloody Mary — salt, pepper, Tabasco, Worcestershire, lemon and, of course, tomato juice. Add vodka for the Bloody Mary, or gin for the Red Snapper.