Cocktails with Solerno Liqueur:
At the risk of sounding like an alcoholic, it’s rather fun to be sent a bottle of something new to try and to have a go at making up some new drinks. So one dull Saturday evening we opened the very pretty bottle of Solerno and started to experiment. I really liked the punt of the bottle being cast into the shape of the blood orange that it’s made from.
We started by tasting it on its own, to get a feel for what it might mix well with. If you like Cointreau, then you will like this, although the blood orange does give it a much more distinctive taste. Our first drink wasn’t overly adventurous; a simple Solerno Royale. This was refreshing and light and slipped down rather easily. What is apparent from the photo is that the liqueur is pretty clear, it’s not the orange colour that I was expecting from the bottle.
We then decided that a martini was the way to go, and created our own St Clements with lemon vodka and Solerno. This was rather lethal and utterly delicious: I’m rather proud of this creation.
- 1 and a half Measure Citron Vodka
- 1 Measure Fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 Measure Sugar syrup
- 1/4 Measure Solerno blood orange liqueur
- 3 Drops Orange bitters
Put ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, lemon juice, sugar syrup, Solerno, and orange bitters.
Strain into a pretty martini glass, and add a twist of orange.
We finished the evening with a Solerno, Campari, and Mediterranean tonic water. I’m saying nothing about my head the next morning!
Other ideas for cocktails can be found on the Solerno Website :
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Disclosure: We were sent a bottle of Solerno for the purpose of creating a recipe. All content is editorially given.