Solerno cocktails have caught our eye recently. The Blood Orange Star Ruby 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!
Hello my friends.
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 anis, 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!
Can’t Get Enough Blood Orange Recipes?
Are you crazy about the blood orange flavor as much as we are? Here are some other Solerno cocktails, blood orange recipes, and even a jam all that have blood orange in them. Enjoy!
- Blood Orange Vodka Soda Cocktail – one of our most popular Solerno cocktail recipes
- Vodka Blood Orange Cranberry Martini – don’t let the Fall colors fool you in our photos. This drink is awesome all year long
- Blood Orange Cocktail with Ginger Beer - our newest blood orange cocktail creation
- Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake – Geoffrey was skeptical about olive oil cake, but this cleared that right up
- Cherry Pumpkin Scones with Blood Orange Maple Syrup Glaze – that’s a mouthful that you will want more of
- Hot Blooded Orange Preserves – Awesome jam in our online shop
I hope you get a chance to make this Blood Orange Star Ruby cocktail. Did you make this or another Solerno cocktail? Tag @Spoonabilities on Instagram or add a photo or comment on Pinterest, so we can find you! And we love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Your Cocktail Recipe Concierge!
Blood orange juice and Solerno blood orange liqueur are brought to life with aromatic Lillet and gin. Equal parts, four ingredients. No one will believe you made this Solerno cocktail in less than two minutes!
- Shake ingredients with ice in a bar shaker, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an orange twist.
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Drink responsibly. If you are under the legal drinking age limit for your state or country, this recipe is not for you. Sorry.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Category: cocktail
- Method: shaken
- Cuisine: International
Keywords: blood orange cocktail, summer drinks, winter drinks, fall drinks, spring drinks, alcoholic drinks, refreshing cocktail
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