Orange Blossom

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The Orange Blossom is a classic Prohibition-era cocktail. It’s one of those cocktails with the power to make you feel like it’s a sunny day on the beach, wherever you are and whatever the weather’s like. The flavor is orange juice with just a hint of gin. Most recipes call for gomme syrup as the sweetener, but using grenadine instead adds some pomegranate flavor.

Orange Blossom drink recipe: orange, gin, gomme syrup

Most variations on this recipe call for different amounts of the same ingredients, but others use Cointreau instead of gomme syrup or grenadine. Because this one’s been around so many years, there are quite a few variations – and of course, you should always feel free to make up your own.

Recipe

  • 4 ounces orange juice (fresh squeezed is best)
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/4 ounce gomme syrup or grenadine

You can build the ingredients in a highball or martini glass, or shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a glass. You can also serve it on the rocks (just pour the ice and everything else into the glass from the shaker).

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Comments

  1. I was interested in this cocktail because it was mentioned several times in The Winds of WR by Herman Wouk. It does sound like a bit of sunshine Perhaps it will grace my table this summer. Thank you.

  2. Thomas McGormley says:

    It needs a slice of lime too.

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