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Celebrate the eclipse ... with the Solar Eclipse

By Stu Watson

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The Solar Eclipse brings tequila, citrus and coffee flavors to your celebration.

If you want to celebrate the solar eclipse while you're dining with us, just ask us to whip you up a Solar Eclipse.

That's right (you had to figure this would happen), the folks behind Patron Tequila have concocted a cocktail for the big event.

But the best thing about a cocktail designed for the Solar Eclipse is that you 1) don't have to wait for the real eclipse to order one, and 2) if you have one of these in your hand around, oh, 10 in the morning on Aug. 21, you'll swear that it made the sun disappear, however briefly.

Here's how to make your own: Get a highball glass, or a large rocks glass. Fill with crushed or cube cocktail ice.

Add:

1.5 oz Patrón XO Cafe
.75 oz Fresh lemon juice
.5 oz Simple syrup (make this with equal measures of sugar and water, heated until the sugar dissolves)
4 oz Aranciata (Italian orange) soda

Garnish with a half slice blood or Valencia orange.

That's it. Enjoy the eclipse -- and the Eclipse!