Aranciata Cocktail

Serves 3
I developed this cocktail out of love for San Pellegrino's outstanding sparkling natural orange beverage, Aranciata, which is an essential ingredient for this mix—substitutes simply don't taste the same. One must also have a bottle of angostura bitters on hand which is a liquid mixture of aromatic herbs, roots and plants, often called for to flavor drinks. This drink became an instant hit in my house and my husband named it the "Cindacious," now affectionately referred to only as a "Dacious."


  • 1 lime, cut in 6 wedges
  • Several dashes angostura aromatic bitters
  • 4 1/2 ounces golden rum, such as Appleton
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) can San Pellegrino Aranciata orange soda


1. Fill three 12-ounce glasses to the top with ice. Squeeze a wedge of lime over the ice in each glass, leaving the squeezed rind in the glass. Shake a generous dash of bitters over the ice. Pour 1 1/2 ounces of rum into each glass. Fill each glass to the top with the Aranciata and stir vigorously. Garnish with an additional wedge of lime and serve.

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