Sangue-nello's Prince Innocent

Sangue-nello's Prince Innocent

Luxardo Sangue Morlacco
Luxardo Limoncello

Ross Kerslake

11 Jul 2014
Via Website


  • 25ml Sangue Morlacco
  • 25ml Snow Queen
  • 5ml Antica Formula
  • 2 Dashes Gentian Bitters
  • Spray Limoncello
  • top off Blood Ornage Juice (Carbonated)

Italian Inspiration

I was inspired by the famous Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio and his naming of the Sangue Morlacco, which literally means Morlacco's Blood.

The name reminded me of an Italian serve known as the 'Sanguinello', made with bitters, limoncello & blood orange juice. A drink perfect for hot, Italian weather but still a relatively obscure one. How better to celebrate this serve by creating a drink to honour it.

I chose the name based upon D'Annunzio being known as the Prince of Montenevoso and his book 'L'innocente' which eventually became a movie. With the premise of it being affairs and illicit encounters, innocence is lacking - the drink is refreshing and not obviously alcoholic, and therefore holds the name innocent.


Add Sangue Morlacco, Snow Queen vodka, Antica Formula & Gentian bitters to a mixing glass and stir down with ice. Strain over ice into a cut crystal tumbler. Top off with blood orange juice, spray glass and rim with limoncello spray - garnish with lemon twist.

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