Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur is made exclusively on the island of Sicily and brought to you by Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, also the creator of Hendrick’s Gin. Solerno is versatile as a base spirit as well as a modifying sweetener and shines equally in modern interpretations of classic cocktails, original creations, and Italian inspired aperitif.
The sun-drenched slopes of Sicily’s Mt. Etna grows some of the finest blood oranges. Locally, this fruit is known as arancia rossa for the deep crimson hue of its flesh. It is a natural jewel of the Mediterranean – the deeper the colour, the bolder the flavour inside. In order to get the best flavour from the blood oranges, there is a short harvest period in which they must be picked. There are only a few, short months during the Mediterranean winter when the night-time temperature drops to the perfect point, and the arancia rossa bursts with an intense, bittersweet and almost spicy flavour. It is then and only then that the blood orange is ready for picking.
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur will feature in our June 2016 subscribers kit. It is made using the perfect, peak season blood oranges along with other ingredients including lemon and orange, to create an elegant and refined liqueur. Vibrant, delicate and complex, Solerno is a true expression of Italian radiance captured in a gracefully formed bottle, evocative of stylish Italian design.
The nose bursts with whole-fruit blood orange, orange blossom and a hint of bright and zesty lemon. The palate yields a velvety sweetness, balancing tartness, and the full body of an 80 proof spirit with a long, dry finish.