Orange juice deserves another chance behind the bar because, despite any Screwdriver-addled memories, orange juice (fresh orange juice) is an incredible cocktail ingredient.
For many people, a Screwdriver was the first cocktail they ever had. But this simple mixture was probably made with sub-par orange juice and vodka that came in a giant plastic bottle, so it's likely that the drink didn't make a great impression. But orange juice deserves another chance behind the bar because, despite any Screwdriver-addled memories, orange juice (fresh orange juice) is an incredible cocktail ingredient. Here, 11 delicious orange juice cocktails.
1. Edna’s Lunchbox
This surprisingly tasty cocktail is an unlikely mix of three ingredients: fresh orange juice, amaretto and light beer.
2. Puente Punch
A fantastic dessert drink, this creamy cocktail is like a grown-up Orange Julius.
3. Orange Fizz
This refreshing cocktail gets a triple hit of orange. There’s orange juice, orange-flower water and orange zest.
4. Blood Orange Margaritas
Sweet-tart blood orange juice intensifies the margarita-ness of this cocktail.
5. Commodore 64
This is an orange-infused variation on the Commodore No. 2 (bourbon, crème de cacao, lemon juice and grenadine).
6. Blood Orange-Rosemary Fizz
The perfect brunch drink, this cocktail is made with blood-orange juice, Aperol, rosemary simple syrup and spritzy Prosecco.
7. The A List
This smooth tequila cocktail features apricot brandy and fresh orange juice.
8. Fog Cutter
A powerful mix of white rum, gin, brandy and sherry, this old-school tiki cocktail is tied together with orange juice and orgeat.
9. Bubbling Mario
With two Italian ingredients—Prosecco and the bright orange-red aperitivo Aperol—this cocktail is a nod to Mario Batali’s heritage.
10. Bee’s Knees
This drink is essentially a gin sour made with honey in place of sugar. The addition of orange juice makes it fruitier and less tart.
11. Sereno Cocktail
Eric Ripert invented this complex, spicy-sweet rum drink on the spot in Puerto Rico.