1 oz Campari
1⁄2 oz Triple sec, Cointreau (Blood Orange Cointreau)
1⁄2 sli Blood orange
1 twst Blood orange peel

Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir for 20-30 seconds (dependent on the quality of your ice), condensation on the outside of the mixing glass is a good indication your drink is sufficiently chilled and diluted. Pour over a large cube of ice in a double old fashioned glass, garnish with half a slice of Blood orange and lastly take a peel of blood orange, express the oils and discard the peel.


Blanco Don Julio, Patron Silver and Vivir Blanco have been tested and work a treat.

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Piers Knight, Reading, Berkshire, UK
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  • Quoted as being Nosferatu's favourite cocktail by Blood lust weekly, this will sate the 'thirst' of any denizen of the night. — ★★★★★
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I don't think Blood Orange Cointreau is available in the US.  Any idea how it compares to Solerno?

Well Blood Orange Cointreau is sourced from Corsica and I believe the blood oranges used in Solerno originate from Sicily, so laterally, they're both geographically Italy adjacent; I haven't personally tried Solerno in lieu of Blood Orange Cointreau, but I imagine it would make a suitable substitution, considering the relative Mediterranean climates of Corsica and Sicily, the flavour profiles shouldn't be too dissimilar.