The Orange Blossom is cocktail number 59 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Orange Blossom cocktail history
The Orange Blossom is a simple beverage, consisting of orange juice and gin, although some later versions also added sweet (Italian) vermouth. It is unknown by whom or when the Orange Blossom was first created, but by 1911 the Orange Blossom was the subject of a pantomime at the Bohemian Club in San Francisco and, in 1913, it was included in Straub’s Manual of Mixed Drinks.
Orange Blossom cocktail recipe
3 jiggers Dry Gin, 1 jigger Orange Juice, 1/4 teaspoon powdered Sugar. Stir well with cracked ice and strain into glass.
- Hendrick’s Gin
- Fresh-squeezed orange juice
- Powdered sugar
Orange Blossom cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
Essentially, the Orange Blossom is a Screwdriver with gin instead of vodka. While not complex, it is tasty. As it is quite sweet from the orange juice, it really doesn’t need the powdered sugar.
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