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Aug 23

Orange Overload Cocktail

Orange Overload Cocktail

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.