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Cocktail Recipe: Sanguine Sunshine
cap, captain miss america

I went to my friend Rina’s house on Thursday, planning on just helping her out with some stuff and then going out to dinner, but when I walked in, she asked if I’d make her a drink. Now, of COURSE I will make her a drink, all the time, as she’s one of my favorite cocktail guinea pigs, but I had all these neat little ingredients I had wanted to show off and I hadn’t brought any of them over. So I worked with what she had in the house. Which is not an unimpressive collection.

Her husband, Brendan, recently acquired a full set of syrups from the new syrup company, Royal Rose, which is in nearby Brooklyn. I had been itching to try them. They also had a bottle of Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, which I ‘d heard good things about, but never had, and Cocktail Kingdom’s Wormwood Bitters. (Note: Cocktail Kingdom is one of my favorite places to buy bitters. They have lots of awesome small batch stuff that I haven’t found anywhere else).

We tried a little of the Solerno neat, and it was very, very sweet, sweeter than I expected. It tasted kind of like a melted popsicle, but with more depth to it. I’m not so sure I got ‘blood orange’ so much as a brighter orange-tangeriney flavor.

Here’s what I ended up making:

Cocktail Recipe: Sanguine Sunshine
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: Tea
Prep time: 2 mins
Total time: 2 mins
Serves: 1
This is bright and fruity with just a touch of bitterness to it, very simple to make!
  • 2.5 oz Bulleit bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Solerno blood orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Royal Rose raspberry syrup
  • 1 dash Cocktail Kingdom wormwood bitters
  1. Add all ingredients but bitters to a shaker with ice, shake
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  3. Add bitters, serve

Mirrored from Nommable!.

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No, that is a typo unless you want to make a huge pile of drinks.

I can't speak to the taste it might have as I don't drink much. But the color is pretty!

Thank you! It tastes wonderful!

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