Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Harvey Nichols Cocktail of the Month: August

The Cocktail of the Month for August at Harvey Nichols ‪#‎Leeds‬ takes its inspiration from the Sicilian long hot summers. Made with Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, the winning cocktail “Southern Sun” was designed by the Fifth Floor Café Team London and combines the full bodied spirit with sweet fruity flavours of lime, mandarin and watermelon.
Each exotic blood orange that goes into Solerno Liqueur is hand plucked at the height of its short growing season from sun drenched groves on the slopes of Mt. Etna, in Sicily. The finest fruit is then processed within 24 hours to maintain the fresh, ethereal nature of the oil. The perfectly balanced liquid is then packaged in a beautiful, Murano inspired glass bottle which flushes a deep red like the flesh of the blood orange fruit. When mixed with the sweet Mandarine Napoleon and fresh fruits, the cocktail yields a velvety sweetness, harmoniously balanced with honeyed tartness.
Why not mix one up at home?

Southern Sun
- 40ml Solerno
- 15ml Mandarine Napoleon
- 15ml Lime Juice
- 1/6 Fresh Watermelon
- 1/2 Clementine Mandarine

Method: Muddle the watermelon and clementine together and then add the rest of the ingredients and shake hard with ice cubes. Single strain over ice in a long glass.
Garnish: Clementine wedges mixed through ice and two pear slices