Trial of Solerno Blood Orange liqueur as Margarita additive...
As per prior thread on Alt Orange liqueurs,
.... results follow for an Impromptu non-blind tasting of Solerno blood orange liqueur, straight and in a basic margarita.
Straight: pleasant. A bit dry and austere, but not in a bad way. There’s an “authenticness” to this that I appreciate, and a bit of uniqueness given the blood orange (presumably).
Tried in a simple margarita concoction: ½ milagro, ½ orange liqueur, and 30 drops fresh squeezed Persian lime juice:
A: De K 03: lush, round, delicious, viscous…
B: Solerno: a bit drier, less rich orangey.
Heads-up I definitely prefer the DeK03. However, when I mix the two, the Solerno brings a bit more orange authenticness to the drink… which makes me wonder about perhaps adding a splash of fresh OJ to a marg ??
Might the solerno do for the DeK03 what the Citronge does for it… add bite and edge? Will try. So I’m thinking, maybe 60% DeKO3, 20% citronge, 20% solerno?
Time will tell... will experiment with these in the coming weeks to see if any improvement can be made vs. my benchmark margarita recipe of earlier this year.
Preliminary results of perfect margarita enhancement:
Blended a batch of my palate-perfect margarita
Tequila mix: 60% milagro, 20% corzo, 20% tesoro
Orange liqueur mix: 75% De-K O3, 25% Citronge
Lime: 50-50 persian and key
In one glass poured the above, in another added Solerno to the Orange liqueur mix: 50% De-K, 25% Citronge, 25% solerno...
Although I love the basic mix, the Solerno really adds a dimension of popping and lingering semi-tart orange that I really like. Haven't quite got the mix percents down perfectly, but on the first tasting, solerno definitely earns a spot in the mix.