Citrus drink on a grey day. Great blog post!

scarpetta dolcetto

There are two kinds of grey, wintry, rainy days: the ones you embrace (cozy socks, roaring fire, Downton Abbey marathon, big bowl of soup) and the ones you don’t. This recipe is for those days, when you’d rather put on some Palm Springs paisley or a noisy tropical print and swoon around your house with a summery cocktail in hand. (When I’m an old woman, I won’t wear purple; I’m going to dress like Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company. Caftans!) Citrus comes into season in the wintertime, which has never quite made sense to me except to remind us that milder days are just ahead. And if it can’t be sunny and sweet-tempered outside, it can be in your glass, no?

After a recent show at Oakland’s gorgeous Fox Theater, we wandered into a funky little bar called the Cafe Van Kleef and noticed that everyone

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