It's hard to believe, but thanks to a very Indian Summer, Left Coasters are lucky enough to still be enjoying some lingering warm October afternoons. I was a privileged partaker at a recent Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur party where guests basked in sun at a bocce ball court with bright, citrusy cocktails in hand.
My favorite refreshment? A Sicilian cooler, served straight from the skilled hand of San Francisco bartender Jackie Patterson. With a reverent nod to Italy, she played up the naturally floral, piquant, and slightly bitter flavors of blood oranges with Solerno, Campari, and lemon juice. For a sip that'll transport you to the streets of Palermo, read more.
2 ounces Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
3/4 ounce Campari
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
2-3 ounces soda water
Lemon wheel, for garnish
- Shake the Solerno, Campari, and lemon juice on ice and strain over a tall glass filled with fresh ice.
- Top the glass with soda water and stir to incorporate. Garnish with a freshly sliced lemon wheel.
Makes 1 drink.