Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cocktail Redux: Solerno Grapefruit Margaritas

We love going out for a proper cocktail - but sometimes one must bring the proper cocktail home. 

This weekend we decided to mix up the Margarita.  We've been longtime fans of the Grand Marnier Margarita - but quite honestly, we were downright wooed by that handsome Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur bottle.  (Grand Marnier, time to step up your game).  With the abundance of grapefruits around we decided to mix up some Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit and Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur Margaritas.  Major Yums.

1/2 Part Solerno Liqueur
1 1/2 Parts Tequila Blanco
Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice

Shaken with Ice

Rim Glass with Fresh Blood Orange Juice, garnish with Blood Orange Rind. 

Solerno is a Blood Orange Liqueur that is made and bottled in Sicily, triple distilled with Sanquinello oranges, orange zest, and Sicilian lemons.  We were surprised that the liqueur was clear - but very full in flavor.  It's quite refreshing served with soda water.  We're also pleased to learn that Solerno is sweetened with sucrose from sugar beets, not corn syrup.  All that goodness, and quite frankly, we're smitten with the bottle.  What a beauty.

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