Sorry that cocktail day is one day late.  It was Dana’s Birthday yesterday and we had to celebrate in style.  However, today I am making a traditional cocktail.  It is on the same lines with a screwdriver, but with a little twist.  A little OJ, a little vodka, some amaretto and a touch of seltzer.  This cocktail is a tad more refined than the traditional screwdriver.  Plus, it has a little bubbly kick.

The Bocce Ball

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz amaretto
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz seltzer

Fill a rocks glass with ice.  Add the vodka and amaretto.  Cover with the orange juice and finally top with the seltzer.

The Bocce Ball

This drink is a nice refined twist on the traditional.  It adds the sweet kick of amaretto, but cuts the sweetness with a little seltzer.  Plus the fizz gives you another layer of flavor.  When the bubbles pop you get the aroma blasted into your nose.

Bocce Ball - Close Up

It is a great cocktail.

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  1. Always looking for great, new cocktails and this one looks like a winner. I am certainly going to try it out at my next get-together. Looks great for a summer day.

    I shared this with my Google Reader Shared Items and Twitter, too. Thanks again!

    • Douglas – thanks for the social shout outs. The Bocce Ball is a great cocktail. I hope that you like it.

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