Refreshing Orange Crush Cocktail Recipe

Picture this: it's a warm summer day, and you are ready to spend it outside at the pool with your friends and family. You've got your sunglasses and bathing suit on, your towel in hand, and your sunscreen at the ready. Now, you just need a refreshing cocktail to pair with your day in the sun. Recipe developer Christina Musgrave brings us this orange crush cocktail recipe. Haven't heard of this cocktail before? Don't fret, you aren't behind, since Musgrave developed this recipe herself. She says "This is not a classic cocktail — it's inspired by [the classic] orange crush soda"

With vodka, orange liqueur, freshly squeezed orange juice, and orange soda, we couldn't think of anything more refreshing to sip on in the heat. Musgrave agrees "These are delicious on a hot day by the pool. They're so easy to make, plus you could make a whole pitcher for a group."

Gather your ingredients for this orange crush cocktail

To make this orange crush cocktail recipe, you can start by gathering your ingredients. For this recipe, you will need vodka, orange liqueur like triple sec, freshly squeezed orange juice, orange soda, and an orange slice to garnish.

Combine the ingredients in a glass

This cocktail is best served in a tall glass. Add the vodka, orange liqueur, and orange juice to a the glass. Using a long cocktail spoon, stir these ingredients until well combined. Then, add ice to the glass before topping the cocktail off with orange soda.

Garnish with an orange slice, and serve

Lastly, garnish the cocktail with an orange slice before serving. Not sure what to serve this cocktail with? Musgrave tells us "These would be great with fish or shrimp tacos, chips and guacamole, or any foods with a citrus flavor profile."

Refreshing Orange Crush Cocktail Recipe
5 from 27 ratings
Have a sip of summer any time of year with this refreshing orange crush cocktail recipe.
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orange crush cocktail in glass
Total time: 5 minutes
  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 ounces orange soda
  • 1 orange slice, to garnish
  1. Combine the vodka, orange liqueur, and orange juice in a tall glass. Stir well.
  2. Add ice, then top with orange soda. Garnish with an orange slice, and serve.
Calories per Serving 274
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 31.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
Total Sugars 15.8 g
Sodium 16.9 mg
Protein 0.6 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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