It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere
At Rancho Colibri, 2 hours South of Guayaquil in Ecuador, time is a relative concept. The hours and days blend together. There are no cellphones. There are no clocks. The work is exacting and during the early months of what seemed to be never-ending Solbeso distillation trials with required sampling, the continued imbibing quickly needed an excuse. "It's 5 O'Clock somewhere - Salud!", became our motto and the (sometimes) celebratory culmination of each trial distillation.
The 5 O’Clock Cocktail - a classic Latin sour topped with red wine is the inspiration from those early days in Latin America . The refreshing citrus marriage of Solbeso and lemonade is brought balance and sophistication from a red wine float and creates an interesting visual transition suggestive of a sunset - or the change from work to... after-work.
Best part is - it's super easy to make.
And if you wonder - when is the right time for a Solbeso?
Right about now; - It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.