Dolce Delight

Dolce Delight

It all started in the 1930’s, when an Italian immigrant Salvatore Cracchiolo developed a passion for making cocktails. He opened a small bar and named it “Cocktail D’Oro” (Golden Cocktail). To increase interest of his customers he used to create new cocktails and advertise them with a big sign that read: “Novelty Drink of the Day.” One day he created a drink that became so popular that it was even mentioned in some newspapers.

At first, Cracchiolo called his invention the “Dolce Delight,” but later he changed its name to “Tropical Delight” as suggested by one of his regulars. He also added different flavors such as rum, gin, vodka and bourbon. It is also called Merlot and Lime, and it’s perfect for any party or occasion!

Spirits Used:


half a lime
2 ½ tsp sugar
3 ounce Ecco Domani Merlot
Garnish: lime spiral


1. Muddle half a lime with sugar until all the juice is extracted.
2. Add Merlot and shake with ice. Strain into a lowball glass.
3. Garnish with a lime spiral.

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