The Blood Orange Star Ruby is a Solerno cocktail creation that has caught our eye. It is a fantastic and easy drink featuring blood orange liqueur and fresh blood orange juice. A refreshing cocktail perfect for the warm seasons but also comforting in the cool seasons, making it an all-year rounder. We’re also using gin and Lillet, and I’m throwing in a few food pairings for this one too!
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Have you ever wondered what the deal is with 'equal parts' cocktails? The classic Negroni is a fantastic example of the category. All the ingredients mixed in the same proportion; that’s magic right there. So, what’s the secret? In one word, balance. I’m really proud of the Solerno cocktail called the Blood Orange Star Ruby because it does just that. It's balanced between sweetness and acidity, and of course, alcohol. Let’s get to it.
Blood oranges are in right now, at least for us. They’re sweet, sour, and aromatic. And that color! You can’t beat that bright-ruby color. Today we’re making an easy blood orange cocktail with only four ingredients in equal parts, shaken with ice; it can’t be easier than that.
This cocktail is so practical and straightforward you can put together a whole batch in minutes. The result though is glorious. The Blood Orange Star Ruby cocktail tastes like the fanciest drink from the hipster-est craft bar in town. We’re using pretty cool ingredients too.
What Ingredients are in the Solerno cocktail called the Blood Orange Star Ruby?
For today’s cocktail, we’re featuring the fabulous Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, a bittersweet concoction crafted in Sicily, that, together with fresh blood orange juice, elevates this drink to delightful new heights.
Then we’re using a proper gin, Citadelle, which brings 18 spices in a patented instillation process that is one of a kind.
The fourth ingredient is mythical Lillet. The flowery French apéritif has pretty candied citrus flavors that add an enticing feel to our Solerno cocktail.
But wait, there’s a fifth ingredient for this drink, one rarely mentioned in cocktail recipes — ice.
You’ll need a bit of elbow grease to shake this cocktail. You’re chilling it yes, but you’re also diluting it naturally and integrating all its flavors. A ten-second shake will make the gin, Lillet and Solerno combine into a thing of beauty; pure, refreshing, silk flavored with blood oranges.
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What To Eat With The Blood Orange Star Ruby Cocktail?
I’m glad you asked, LOL, because Solerno cocktails are also food pairing material. The right cocktail with the right dish creates a complete experience. Here are three of my favorite recipes to enjoy with today’s blood orange cocktail.
- Fennel Cucumber & Celery Slaw - This beautiful salad is fresh and aromatic. It’s the orange peel, almond, star anise, and fennel in the gin that makes this pairing work nicely.
- Fresh Stuffed Squash Blossoms - I’m not just pairing these tender squash blossoms with our cocktail for their colors; the stuffed flowers are as inviting as the flowery aromas coming out of your coupe glass.
- Crispy Veggie Pizza with Olive Bruschetta - A cauliflower pizza crust is the base along with feta, a combo of cooked tomatoes and fresh cherry tomatoes, red onions, and arugula; a healthy-ish meal that just mirrors the freshness and brightness in our Solerno cocktail.
I bet now you’re hungry, I know I am, so make yourself today’s blood orange cocktail, and let me know what you pair it with!
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