Sicilian Love

The Sicilian Love is a wonderful riff on the Cosmopolitan. We changed the Vodka with Companion, a bitter Aperitif with Sicilian orange. The sprig of rosemary pairs well with all flavours.
A deep shiny red-colored drink is served in a white wine glass. It is garnished with a rosemary sprig.

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  • 40ml Companion Aperitivo Sicilian Orange (bitter aperitif)
  • 20ml Cointreau (orange liqueur)
  • 20ml Lemon Juice Fresh (citrus juice)
  • 50ml Klindworth Cranberry Juice (cranberry juice)
  • 1sprig Rosemary (herb)
White Wine Glass
shake / doublestrain

1x sprig of rosemary

mixing instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into the mixer tin.
  2. Add ice cubes.
  3. Shake for about 20 seconds.
  4. Double-Strain into the serving glass.
  5. Add around 5 to 6 ice cubes into the serving glass.
  6. Add your garnish.

  1. Prepare your bottle setup.
  2. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  3. Prepare your garnish.
  4. Add all ingredients into the mixer tin.
  5. Add around 6 to 7 ice cubes into the shaker.
  6. Shake for about 20 seconds.
  7. Double-Strain into the serving glass.
  8. Add around 5 to 6 ice cubes into the serving glass.
  9. Add your garnish.
  10. Clean up your working station.

how to garnish

  • 1x sprig of rosemary, Place the sprig inside the glass.

mixing tips


  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.


  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.


  • To release some more of the flavor of the herb, you can add it to the shaker, muddle it shortly and shake it with the drink together.
  • If you double-strain the drink after shaking it, it will prevent those tiny particles of the herbs or spices from floating on top of the guest's glass.


  • Always use fresh herbs for the garnish.

flavour and texture

orange, rosemary
cranberry, rosemary
astrigent tannins, clean, elegant

editor recipe notes

The Sicilian Love is a herbal riff on the Cosmopolitan cocktail.
Instead of serving this drink in a coupette glass, we like to use a wine glass to capture more of the rosemary aroma.

The main ingredient is Companion Sicilian Orange, a herbal aperitif with aromatic herbs such as wormwood, marjoram, and chiretta. This combination, together with cranberry, orange liqueur, and some lemon, is really a crowd pleaser.

Don’t forget to double-strain the drink. It might happen that some of the rosemary particles are going into the glass, not that nice to chew on it.

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140 ml = 1 potions

Author, Timo Wessels
Updated on 3. February 2023

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