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Solerno Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: Sicilian Cooler

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.

Sicilian Cooler

Sicilian Cooler

Jacqueline Patterson Solerno Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 2 ounces Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
  2. 3/4 ounce Campari
  3. 3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  4. 2-3 ounces soda water
  5. Ice
  6. Lemon wheel, for garnish

Directions

  1. Shake the Solerno, Campari, and lemon juice on ice and strain over a tall glass filled with fresh ice.
  2. Top the glass with soda water and stir to incorporate. Garnish with a freshly sliced lemon wheel.

Makes 1 drink.

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