As I walked down Fifth Avenue this morning, I began shedding layers. First, my Italian cashmere scarf got crumpled into a ball and thrown into my red leather satchel. Next, my coat slipped off and ended up draped over my arm. Finally, my freshly blown out hair ended up twisted in a knot and pinned onto the top of my head. Ladies (and gentlemen), I believe what this all means is that we have officially kissed the winter months goodbye!
A feeling of excitement has begun to run through my body. I feel the warmth of the sun drape like a blanket on my newly exposed shoulders and I close my eyes and inhale the scent of Spring, that mixture of morning dew and infant blossoms peaking out of the ground. I hear the faint sound of birds chirping in between groans of street cleaning trucks. I open my eyes to this new light that has sprinkled over the city.
All of this spring behavior is really making me crave Sanguinello oranges! While I enjoyed my months of single malts warming my soul by the fire, my appetite is presently craving a little citrus in my whiskey. With today being the Vernal Equinox it is the perfect time to kick up our recipes with a little Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur.
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur brings together modern day spices of life with an appreciation for classic luxuries. Inspired by the classic Manhattan cocktail, Solerno adds a taste of whole-fruit blood orange and a hint of bright lemon to an all-time classic. To celebrate the beginning of Spring I am ready, shaker in hand, to run home and whip up a batch of Solerno Sicilian Manhattans!
Solerno Sicilian Manhattan
2 oz. Hudson Manhattan Rye
.5 oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
.5 oz. Averna Amaro
Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Cheers to an early Spring!