Orange Blossom Cocktail

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PREP TIME 10 min

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A zesty & lovely Orange Blossom Cocktail

Meet the Orange Blossom cocktail; a dainty mix of orange juice and gin, sweetened with Vermouth. Popular since Prohibition times when good booze was hard to come by, the orange juice and vermouth were originally included to disguise what was then known as bathtub gin. Luckily nowadays, we are spoilt with the variety of gorgeous craft gins, which makes this drink better in every way; it has a perfect balance of sweet and tart. 

Being that orange blossom symbolizes eternal love, innocence, good luck and fertility, it’s the perfect cocktail to serve at wedding celebrations and, like many orange juice cocktails, it’s a great choice to serve with brunch. 



Choose fresh juice. The fresh and juicy flavour wins hands down over concentrate, always.


Chill out to the max. The difference between an okay and a blow your socks off cocktail is the temperature, so chill your ingredients sufficiently.


Shake it up. Your cocktail’s flavours are enhanced by being shaken over ice.



1 Person

30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

sweet vermouth
30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

orange juice, freshly squeezed
to garnish an orange wedge or peel (optional)



Fill a shaker or mason jar with a handful of ice


Pour over the gin, sweet vermouth and orange juice and shake until it’s properly chilled


Strain into a chilled cocktail or highball glass


Garnish with a wedge of orange and enjoy

Orange Blossom cocktail recipe

When you need something special to serve up at moment’s notice, this is super easy drink to make with just three ingredients. The combination of orange juice and gin is quite rare in a cocktail, but the swirl of sweet vermouth is the perfect bridge that balances the acidity. We recommend Cinzano Rosso with its spicy botanicals and complex bittersweet twist for our Orange Blossom cocktail recipe. 

A perfect post-prohibition gin to choose is O’ndina Gin, which is a small batch gin made in true Italian Riviera spirit, with 19 botanicals including Ligurian basil and Sicilian citrus fruits that complement the orange juice in this cocktail. 

To make this simple zesty Orange Blossom drink, simply shake all the ingredients over ice to chill and strain into a highball or cocktail glass. For a simple garnish, add a wedge of orange or a twist of peel. 

Tips on making a great Orange Blossom cocktail

Choose fresh juice. Using freshly squeezed juice over concentrate will always win hands down when making up a cocktail. The fresh and juicy flavour will always guarantee best results.

Chill out to the max. So often the temperature can be the difference between an average and a blow your socks off cocktail, so chill your ingredients sufficiently, either before pouring or over ice when you shake it as it helps to enhance the flavour and blend them together. For bonus points, chill your glass in the freezer ahead of time.

Alternative twists to update a traditional Orange Blossom cocktail

If you’re looking for a twist on the classic Orange Blossom cocktail recipe, we’ve got some ideas on how to change it up: 

Up the orange. Try making this cocktail with a triple sec orange-flavoured liqueur (Grand Marnier is delish) instead of vermouth for an extra zesty drink. You can also add grenadine syrup with the gin and orange juice. 

Try it with pink gin. To make a version with extra zing, choose Bickens Premium Pink Gin, which is a tangy grapefruit infused gin. If grapefruit is your jam, you can even swap out the orange juice for grapefruit juice. 

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