Drinking With Bwog: The Bocce Ball
Written by Bwog Staff
Once you’re done welcoming in the new administration with the Deantini, you might be aching for a silly game played with ceramic balls. While we don’t know how to help you there, Drinking With Bwog scientist Elliott Grieco brings you a light drink named after a silly game played with ceramic balls.
For this week’s Drinking with Bwog, I would like to share one of my favorite highballs: the Bocce Ball. This is an incredibly sweet, delicious, and easy to make mixed drink. Not to mention that it contains a healthy dose of vitamin C. There are two variations on this drink; I myself prefer using only amaretto. Some background on its ingredients: amaretto is an almond-flavored liquor, used in a wide variety of cocktails. One of the more popular amaretto brands is Disaronno. Contrary to intuition, amaretto is in fact safe for those with nut allergies! For a bit of spice, I recommend you go with the Southern Comfort.
- 1½ oz Amaretto (or ¾ oz Amaretto and ¾ oz Southern Comfort)
- Orange Juice
Pour the Amaretto/Southern Comfort liqueur over ice, fill with orange juice. Garnish with an orange.
Some recommend adding a splash of soda water to help heighten the liqueurs’ flavors. If you’d like to tone down the sweetness (or convince others that you make the world’s best screwdrivers), substitute ¾ oz. vodka for half of your liqueur mixer.
Oh, and I forgot one thing: kick back, relax, and enjoy.
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