Orange creamsicle juice is a liquid version of the famous frozen treat with a creamy orange taste. As a sweet cocktail or martini, a boozy float, a mixed drink, or an enticing shot, it’s a must-try. There are three things that all of them have in common: vodka, orange, and cream. It’ll be delicious in any of the three ways you prepare it.
How Strong Is the Orange Creamsicle
Typically, the orange creamsicle is a relatively gentle cocktail. Due to the presence of vodka, the original creamsicle shakes to about 15% ABV. That is stronger than the glass of wine. If this percentage is high for you, you can lower it by pouring nanoalcoholics mixers such as juice or soda in any variation.
This recipe makes excellent use of vanilla vodka, which was the only sweet vodka available when the juice first gained popularity. There are many choices today, and whipped cream vodka is an excellent match for the creamsicle.
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- ½ ounce triple sec
- 1 ½ ounces whipped cream vodka
- One-ounce orange juice
- One-ounce half and half
- Orange slice
Steps to Make It
- Gather ingredients
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour triple sec, vodka, orange juice, and a half and half.
- Shake it
- Strain the shaken mixture into a glass filled with fresh ice
- Garnish it with an orange slice
- Serve the juice and drink.
- You can use either pulp-free bottled juice or fresh-squeezed orange juice for the best juice drink. One orange can yield enough juice for about two creamsicles.
- Half and half is not light as milk or thick as cream, though it makes a good substitute for creamsicle juice. You can try almond milk or vanilla-flavored for free dairy alternatives.
- You can strain your orange creamsicle into a cocktail glass. You can opt to add a whipped cream on top if desired.
Triple sec is not essential despite it is a pleasant sweetener. If you don’t have any on hand, substitute it with an orange-flavored vodka.
- To make a taller drink, add more orange juice and half-and-half, 2 to 3 ounces each. Serve it on the rocks in a Collins glass.
- To enjoy a frozen creamsicle, do the following: With a scoop of vanilla ice cream or orange sherbet, combine the vodka, triple sec, and orange juice in the recipe. To make it look like a frozen margarita, add a few ice cubes; when using half-and-half instead of ice cream, be sure to use 1 cup of ice.
- To make a simple orange creamsicle, follow these steps: In a cocktail glass filled with ice, combine 1 1/2 ounces’ vodka and 1 1/2 ounces’ cream liqueur. Finish it off with a splash of orange soda.
- Make a creamsicle float; follow these steps: In a chilled bottle, combine 1 1/2-ounce vodka and 1/2-ounce triple sec. Serve with a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream and a splash of orange soda on top.
- Simply strain the original recipe into two shot glasses to make an orange creamsicle shot. Creamsicle Jell-O shots are another choice.
- To make a creamsicle pudding shot: combine the following ingredients. One box vanilla pudding, 1/4 cup orange vodka, 3/4 cup RumChata, 1 cup milk