This orange crush cocktail is fruity and sweet. Seasonal and luscious blood oranges take center stage in this smooth and delicious cocktail!
This Orange Crush Cocktail Is Perfect
Every time I see an Orange Crush can, I think of softball. I do not do well in sports where objects (especially hard balls) come flying at me. I am quite afraid of balls. Balls seem to find my face and I sorta like my face. I am much better at ballet, tap, and jazz, you know the sort of activity where flying objects never come into play.
When I was a kid I played softball for 3 years. I cannot recall if I was the worst on the team, but I was always keenly aware that I was not the best on the team either, never even in the top 5. I usually played the outfield and batted last. There was one season where I played 3rd base and for the life of me, I have no idea how or why. I liked the team aspect of softball and I liked being with my friends. I REALLY loved the snacks and drinks after each game too. Every cooler seemed to be filled with Orange Crush cans, which is funny because nowadays parents would never even entertain the idea of bringing pop for a group of “athletes”. Back in the 70’s, pop after a softball game wasn’t a treat, it was the norm. I drank copious amounts of Orange Crush during my softball phase and once I left the game, I never touched another can.
Orange Crush Cocktail For Summer
This Orange Crush Cocktail capitalizes on seasonal blood oranges. The blood orange season typically runs from December through May, so you should still be able to find some for you to try out this cocktail. However, if your grocery store no longer has blood oranges, regular, Valencia oranges will work just fine. The blood oranges are sweet and produce the loveliest colored cocktail. In addition to juice, your orange crush cocktail will need vodka, triple sec and something bubbly. I used San Pellegrino Limonata. The limonata adds sweetness, bubbly and a hint of tartness. San Pellegrino also makes a blood orange sparkling beverage but I thought that might be overkill. You could use club soda or a lemon-lime beverage like Sprite or 7UP. Regardless, you will love the fresh, bright flavor of this Orange Crush Cocktail!
Blood Orange Crush Cocktail
- 1/2 cup blood orange juice (3-4 oranges)
- 3 oz vodka
- 2 tablespoons triple sec
- San Pellegrino Limonata
In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, vodka, triple sec, and ice. Shake and pour into two glasses filled with ice. Top each cocktail with limonata; serve.