Saturday, April 28, 2012

Recipe ~ Tuscan Sunset

For The Love Of : Blood Red Oranges

Sanpellegrino Aranciata Rossa ~ A Tuscan Sunset Cocktail
I knew I was a fan of blood red orange juice the day I had my first Ace-flavored gelato on the sunny shores of Cernobbio, Italy. Ace has a distinctive red-orange color, and the taste is out of this world; a citrusy trio of orange, carrot and lemon juice.

But let's be clear ~ the blood red orange was the hero, and remains one of my favorite tastes to tickle the tongue. So when I discovered Sanpellegrino Aranciata Rossa on my local market's shelves, my heart skipped a beat as I quickly reached for my first six pack.

With drink in hand... while being bathed in the light of the day's fading sun in Dallas... I was reminded of the setting Tuscan sunsets I enjoyed in S. Albino, Italy. Reds, oranges and blues all dancing in magical shades of light... they inspired this cocktail and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating my first one!

What are the best sidekicks to enjoy the setting sun?

Your amici... and a glass or two of this memorable cocktail.

~ ~ ~  TUSCAN SUNSET ~ ~ ~


½ Glass | Crushed Ice

To Taste | Vodka (get the good stuff)

1 Can | Sanpellegrino Aranciata Rossa

To Taste | Fresh Lemon Juice

To Garnish | Fresh Mint

To Garnish | Lemon Twist (or Lemon Wedge)

What To Do:

1. Fill a highball glass about halfway with ice.

2. Pour two-to-three jiggers of vodka on top of the ice.

3. Fill with Sanpellegrino Aranciata Rossa carbonated drink.

4. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top and stir.

5. Garnish with mint, lemon twist, sit back and enjoy.

Beviamo! : Beviamo!

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