- 6 (or more) Ice Cubes
- 1 ounce (Cointreau) Orange Liqueur
- 1.5 ounces Gin / Vodka / Tequila
- 1 ounce Fresh Orange Juice
- 0.5 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
The classy orange cocktail is so easy to make and very refreshing.
Citrus fruit works so well in cocktails a it adds fruitiness and acidity.
You only need 4 ingredients and a cocktail shaker to make this drink.
The below measurements make 1 drink but you can easily double or triple it if you have a big cocktail shaker.
Though I prefer gin, this recipe also works really well with vodka or tequila!
When making a cocktail at home, I like keeping it simple and since I always have and love the flavor, cointreau was a must in this drink!
This cocktail recipe is not very sweet so if you prefer a sweet drink, add a bit of simple syrup.
Before adding the simple syrup, I recommend trying your orange as it can be very sweet, especially when the fruit is in season.
Simply syrup is 1:1 ratio water to sugar and can be made in minutes in a small sauce pan.
Just be sure the syrup is fully cooled before adding it to your cocktail.
This cocktail is shaken not stirred and there is a bit of a scientific reason behind it.
Stirring the mixture chills and dilutes a cocktail whereas shaking additionally changes its texture.
While shaken inside the shaker, the ice also aerates the drink with tiny air bubbles. This gives the cocktail a slightly cloudy appearance.
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker
Pour The Drink
Dehydrate Citrus Slices