Next time you throw a brunch, why not shake things up a bit? When it comes to the Amoretti Abbey Cocktail, we mean that literally… Not so literally with the Orange Blossom though.
Instead of serving your usual Bloody Mary or mimosa, try one – or both – of these closely related cocktails. Let’s talk about the Orange Blossom first.
The Orange Blossom cocktail recipe originally appeared in The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, a classic text that’s been mentioned on this site numerous times. Author A.S. Crockett oddly notes in his book that the Orange Blossom was probably created by “some young bridegroom or other who wanted something novel to use at his final stag party.” While it is a liquor-heavy cocktail recipe, it doesn’t strike us as particularly “stag.” Check out the recipe below…
The Orange Blossom
- ¾ oz gin
- ¾ oz sweet vermouth
- ¾ oz orange juice
Pour the contents into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Other Orange Blossom recipes call for two ounces of gin and two ounces of orange juice, foregoing the sweet vermouth entirely. While this cocktail is tasty, we prefer the added complexity of the vermouth from Crockett’s recipe.
The next cocktail, the Abbey Cocktail, is a great companion for the Orange Blossom. Check out the recipe below…
The Amoretti Abbey Cocktail
- 2 oz gin
- 1 ½ oz orange juice
- 1 pump Amoretti Premium Maraschino Cherry Syrup
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
If you’ve never tried Amoretti Premium Maraschino Cherry Syrup before, this cocktail recipe is a great introduction to one of our most interesting fruit syrups. We’ve started using it to replace actual maraschino cherries in many of our favorite recipes. While it does have some sweetness, its main purpose is to perfectly mirror the taste of actual maraschino cherries.
Amoretti drink syrups, after all, aren’t of the sugary sweet variety that so many other manufacturers aim for. Rather, we try to create interesting fruit syrups, zesty spice syrups, and other flavors that replicate the real thing. Additionally, we use natural ingredients, which go a long way in helping us to achieve the great taste our standards require!
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