Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and J Press Oars
I'm pretty new to Blood Orange Liqueur but have known the 'Crossed Oar' belt from J Press for donkey years. Lets get the Oars outta the way.
A simple design that's pure Trad in every way. The colors are perfect. Navy, maroon and yellow. The crossed oars form an image I associate with boat houses in Philadelphia, Princeton Crew teams and the J Crew catalog of the 80's. It's an elegant looking belt and made more so by the whopping $28.50 J Press charges. That's a lot of belt for under 30 bucks.
There was the kind of guy in college who I associate with this belt. A good 30 pounds overweight due to heavy beer consumption - - His hair was longish and slightly wavy. He smoked Marlboro's, drove a jeep and went to Cozumel for Spring Break. His family had money and you knew he had zip to worry about...other than DUI's. You found out at alumni he was working as a chef at a tony Aspen restaurant when he was busted for buying cocaine from two undercover cops. And he probably was wearing this belt.
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur is a stand in for any orange liqueur only better. I'm told it makes a better Magarita but I'm not Magarita fan. I was introduced at Gramercy Tavern where I had a Rye and Shine. Rittenhouse Rye with Solerno and fresh squeezed OJ. Very tasty. I've had it with Pelligrino and with Aperol and soda. This weekend I hope to have it with Prosseco. And while it costs more than the belt - - one hopes it will last 'cause it's such a great looking bottle. Complete with a juicer punt bottom. Can I say that?