Ask any casual drinker what they believe is an essential component of a well-stocked bar (besides alcohol) it would be orange juice. Its such a versatile mixer, and it proves its worth especially when using ‘cheap’ brands of alcohol.
Looking to make some easy but delicious cocktails for something different?
If you’re not a cocktail connoisseur, don’t fret - making mixed drinks with orange juice couldn’t be easier.
In fact, we’re going to give you our 3 top recipes for mixed drinks using orange juice. There’s a good chance you’ll have most of these ingredients lying around already - no need for the top-shelf booze!
To kick off the list, we need to include an old tried-and-tested, but faithful cocktail.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or completely new to the cocktail game, you would have heard of a screwdriver. It would have to be one of the easiest mixed drinks to make. Simply add vodka and orange juice. Simple, right?
However, if you want to shake things up a bit, we have some variations here for you to try:
Flavored vodka – citrus, cucumber, vanilla, rosemary-strawberry. Allow yourself to experiment with this one!
Add some club soda and ginger ale to orange juice, or sparkling wine.
Before adding your vodka and juice, muddle some fresh fruit of your choice into the bottom of the glass – kiwi, peach, lime, strawberry. Add whatever you have on hand!
Are you a martini fan? Looking to add a little class and upgrade from the screwdriver?
If vodka is not your thing, you can easily substitute it for gin to make this deliciously light, sweet and crisp fruity cocktail.
To your spirit of choice, add:
Freshly squeezed oranges
Simple syrup to taste
Try blood oranges to change it up a little!
This refreshing cocktail pairs vodka, orange juice with ginger beer for a refreshing twist on a Moscow Mule.
If you happen to have a cocktail shaker, drag it out for this one.
Shake up equal parts vodka and orange juice
Add the juice from one lime
Tip it into an iced glass
Pour in the ginger beer or ale
If you wish to be a little bit fancier, garnish with mint leaves and a slice of orange.
There you have it – 3 recipes for mixed drinks with orange juice. You’ll find they’re so delicious you’ll easily lose track of how many you’ve had!
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