The origins of the Orange Creamsicle cocktail drink
You’ve probably already guessed that the Orange Creamsicle cocktail is not a classic cocktail as such, and you would be correct in that assumption. The original creamsicle popsicle was first made in 1905 by 11-year-old inventor Frank Epperson who experimented with putting fruit juice around vanilla ice cream. So that idea has been around for a while, much to the delight of ice cream enthusiasts everywhere.
However, it was only in the early noughties that mixologists got to play around with flavored vodka, and this is when they started dreaming up drinks like the Orange Creamsicle cocktail. Following on the heels of drinks like the White Russian, this creamy vodka drink was an immediate hit.
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Other Orange Creamsicle cocktail recipes to try
The great thing about this lovely drink is that there are a bunch of ways to tweak it to your liking, and according to the ingredients you have on hand. As such, you could make:
- An Orange Creamsicle frozen cocktail by blending the ingredients together with extra ice (yay for slushies!).
- The Freakshake version – think an Orange Creamsicle cocktail with ice cream scooped on top, or lashings of whipped cream and orange syrup slathered on top
- A non-dairy version by swopping the half-and-half for sweetened vanilla almond milk.
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When to serve this gorgeous cocktail
As previously stated, the Orange Creamsicle is a great option whenever you feel like you need a treat. We also like to serve it at:
No birthday shindig is complete without something sweet! Next time you plan a birthday party for yourself or a friend, consider serving a cocktail like the Orange Creamsicle instead of cake. It’s 100% a dessert in a glass!
Okay — hear us out! We know BBQs are synonymous with long, cool drinks, but once everyone has had their fill and settles down for a big chill, it’s great to roll out this extra creamy treat as a nod to everyone’s favorite childhood ice cream.