One of the most ubiquitous cocktail ingredients is orange juice. Since this is a list of orange cocktails, you're going to see a lot of cocktails featuring > primarily< orange juice here, but there's quite a few popular orange liqueurs and spirits and you're going to see those in this list too. If orange flavor plays an integral part in the cocktail recipe, that cocktail will be on the list below.
The whole idea is predominantly orange-ish flavored, colored and spiked cocktails for your orange obsession.
Yes, once more into that breach we call a Birthday. This time I came out the other side 70 years old. (Yeah, how about that? A senior citizen who's not tech illiterate. In fact, I was building computers and writing code before most of you had slid out the birth canal!)
I don't know how I got this old - this fast - but today I'm not going to think about that. I'm just going to Eat, Drink and Be Merry and open all my Amazon birthday gifts I sent myself.
Once upon a time, when I was a child back in the Midwest, whenever one of us kids sneezed or coughed, my mother used to give us hot lemonade. She claimed it would ward off all nature of pestilence and ills plus warm us right down to our bones. One sneeze, one sniffle and out came Mom's old hand juicer and the jar of honey while another unsnuffling sibling was shooed off to the corner market for lemons.
No skin off my offending, sneezing nose, I absolutely LOVED hot lemonade. I still do. Only now I add some spirits because that's how I adult when making hot lemonade!
CLASSIC HOT TODDY
1 Oz. Whiskey
1/4 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 C. Boiling Water
1 Tbsp. Honey
Garnish: Lemon Slice
Add the Whiskey, lemon juice and honey to a mug then pour in boiling water. Stir until honey has dissolved.
GINGER SPICED HOT LEMONADE
1 Oz. Meyers Dark Rum
1/2 C. Boiling Water
1/2 C. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Thin Slice Fresh Ginger
2 Tbsp. Sugar
Garnish: Lemon slice and Candied Ginger
Add the rum, lemon juice, fresh ginger and sugar to the bottom of a toddy glass and muddle. Pour in the boiling water, stir and garnish.
HOT BUTTERED LEMONADE
1 C Water
1/2 C Lemon Juice
2/3 C Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Lemon Zest
1 Tsp. Butter
Garnish: Candied Lemon Peel
Heat the water, lemon juice, sugar and lemon zest over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a mug, add the butter and stir.
HAPPINESS IS A WARM GIN
(from my Beatles Inspired Cocktails)
1-1/4 oz London Dry Gin
3/4 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Oz. Boiling Water
1 Tablespoon Lavender Honey
Garnish: 2 Sprigs Fresh Lavender
Add the lemon juice, one sprig of the fresh lavender and the honey to a mug and muddle. Add the gin, then pour in the hot water. Garnish with the 2nd sprig of lavender.