Do you like orange drinks? If so, stand by for a real overload of orange! This cocktail seems to violate the choose a base spirit rule at first. However, if you think about all of the orange liqueurs together as a base spirit, it all starts to make sense. I was amazed with the sweet and sour effect of the combination. The taste buds really don’t know what to make of this one!
Orange Overload Cocktail
3 oz Tang (mixed according to label)
2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1/4 oz Campari Bitter Orange
1/2 oz Vodka (Grey Goose)
Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Serve up in a cocktail glass.
Was that orangey enough for you? This drink is one of my favorite inventions. The choice of vodka definitely makes a difference. Use one with a mineral water taste. Also, use a quality OJ like Tropicana, Florida’s Natural or fresh squeezed. If you are morally opposed to using Tang in a cocktail, try substituting freshly squeezed tangerines.