Here are some of our favorite orange cocktail recipes for your next happy hour! Some great ideas include mixing orange juice with alcohols like vodka, tequila, and gin.
With a tangy citrus flavor, orange cocktails are as refreshing as they are delicious.
What Alcohol Goes With Orange?
Pairing well with almost any liqueur, a little orange juice can give your drinks a fruity, refreshing, and tangy twist. From mimosas to tequila, OJ is a sweet addition to your next summer cocktail.
Which Oranges Are Best For Cocktails?
Washington Navel oranges are some of the best for making orange juice for cocktails. They’re firm enough to shape into delicate twists for garnish and they have a lightly sour taste.
Best Orange Cocktails
Tangy and delicious, this blood orange margarita is the best cocktail you’ll have this summer. The refreshingly tart taste of the blood oranges can enhance any drink, but it pairs particularly well with this combination.
Bubbly and sweet with a tangy twist, this mimosa recipe is going to be the talk of the party at your next boouncesy brunch.
Not only is this cocktail gorgeous, but it’s perfectly refreshing, too. Mixed into your tequila sunrise or mimosa, this simple cocktail blend is always a hit.
If you’re hosting a summertime event, a tequila sunrise has to be on the menu! Loved by all, this delicious drink is going to get the party started.
Sweet and tasty, this orange creamsicle cocktail tastes just like your favorite childhood popsicle. This cocktail is an instant trip down memory lane.
Bitter and tangy-sweet, this warm, and perfectly spiced cocktail is a unique medley of tastes. Stirred into a cup of mulled wine, this old-fashioned cocktail is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Dating back to the prohibition era, this old-fashioned drink is a beach vacation in a glass! It’s perfect for beating the winter blues.
This low-carb, bubbly cocktail is a tangy-sweet beverage you’ll love this summer. Made with delicious blood orange, this cocktail is a medley your guests will adore.
This low-carb, bubbly cocktail is a tangy-sweet beverage you’ll love this summer. Made with delicious blood orange juice, this cocktail is a medley your guests will adore.
Lightly sweetened with honey, this tasty cocktail is a sweet delight your summer barbecue guests will love! If you prefer a light, balanced drink over a strong one, this is it!
Made with tasty pomegranate and sweet orange liqueur, this refreshing cocktail is light and savory. Planning a ladies’ night? Switch out your traditional martini recipe for this one and we guarantee everyone will love it.
Simple and fresh, this is a classic cocktail that’s tangy and sweet at the same time.
Made with bitter flavors and orange, this refreshing bourbon is a cool drink that’s ready in a flash.
The best part about this tangy tequila medley is that it takes about a single minute to prepare! Easy to make and fun to sip, this will be your favorite summer drink.
Made with hard whiskey, triple sec, lemon-lime soda, and a splash of OJ, this unique summer drink is a cocktail that will cool you off on a hot day.
Fresh and delightful, this white wine sangria is the perfect brunch cocktail. The hint of citrus really gives this drink a refreshing twist!
Best Orange Cocktail Recipe Collection
- 2 ounces silver tequila
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed blood orange juice
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice from 1 lime
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 teaspoon sweetener or to taste
- ice cubes
- salt and blood orange wedges for rimming the class
Salt the rim
- Add salt to a small bowl or plate.
- Rub a piece of orange slice around the rim of the serving glass.
- Immediately dip the rim into salt at about a 45-degree angle. Set aside.
Make the margarita mix
- In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, Cointreau and syrup.
- Shake for about 20 seconds.
- Give it a taste and add more syrup or other ingredients if needed.
- Pour the mixture into the rimmed glass.
- Garnish with blood orange slices. Serve and enjoy!