24 Refreshing Cocktails Made With Orange Juice

Orange juice is an extremely popular drink that people all over the world have every day.

It is very versatile and complements lots of different flavors so you can combine it with other fruits, spices, and flavors. 

If you have some orange juice in the fridge, you might be unsure of how you can use it differently.

24 Refreshing Cocktails Made With Orange Juice

Creating cocktails that are made with orange juice can allow you to be experimental, try new flavor combinations, and discover your new favorite cocktails at home!

This article will take you through the steps of how to make 24 refreshing cocktails that are made with orange juice so you can incorporate one of your favorite flavors into a delicious drink.

You can find out more below to see what other ingredients you will need and all of the recipes that you can choose from!

24 Refreshing Cocktails Made With Orange Juice

1. Orange Crush

This is a cocktail that would be perfect for brunch as it is refreshing and vibrant. To make an orange crush, you will need freshly squeezed orange juice, orange liqueur, vodka, lemon and lime soda, orange slices, and fresh mint. 

Fill your glass with ice and pour in the vodka, fresh orange juice, and orange liqueur. Gently stir the ingredients to mix them.

Fill up the rest of the glass with lemon and lime soda before garnishing with a fresh orange slice and mint.

2. Orange Martini

If you enjoy martinis but are looking for something more refreshing, turn it into an orange martini!

You will need ice, vodka, orange juice, triple sec, and sugar syrup. You can make sugar syrup by boiling sugar and water together in a pan.

In a cocktail shaker, add all of the ingredients and shake well until it turns cold. Strain the mixture into chilled glasses and garnish with a fresh slice of orange.

3. Rum Sunset

This rum sunset cocktail is very popular as it tastes delicious and is only made up of 3 ingredients! You will only need orange juice, grenadine, and spiced rum for the cocktails, that’s it!

Simply add all of the ingredients to a jug and stir well. Add ice to the glasses before serving and pour in the mixture. Garnish with orange or lime slices and enjoy!

4. Tequila Sunrise

Tequila sunrise (see also ‘26 Delicious Tequila Cocktail Recipes‘)
is a cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer’s day, and it is a great way to use up any orange juice in the fridge.

You will need tequila, orange juice, ice, grenadine, orange slices, and maraschino cherries. 

Fill your glass with ice and add the orange juice and tequila. Stir well to combine the ingredients. Pour the grenadine into the glass and watch it sink to the bottom.

To create the desired sunset effect, gently stir. Garnish the cocktails with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry!

5. Blood Orange Bourbon Sour

If you prefer the taste of blood oranges, you can use them to create a new twist on a bourbon sour. You will need bourbon, blood oranges, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar syrup, and maraschino cherries. 

Before you juice the blood oranges, roll them back and forth a few times to release the juices.

Next, add the blood orange juice, sugar syrup, lime juice, lemon juice, and bourbon to a cocktail shaker and shake well.

Strain the mixture into chilled glasses and garnish with blood orange slices and a maraschino cherry. 

6. Mai Tai

This cocktail is great for those who love fruity drinks as it is sweet and tasty, but you need to make sure that it is made right!

You will need orange juice, pineapple juice, ice, coconut rum, spiced rum, grenadine, fresh pineapple, and maraschino cherries.

Add all of the ingredients, except for the fresh pineapple and maraschino cherries, to a cocktail shaker and shake well.

Strain the mixture into chilled glasses and garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

7. Mimosa

Mimosas are the perfect brunch cocktails, so making them at home can allow you to enjoy them at any time! All you need to make these delicious cocktails is freshly squeezed orange juice and sparkling wine.

You can use prosecco instead of sparkling wine and you can add orange liqueur if you want a stronger orange flavor. 

Pour sparkling wine into glasses and add orange juice over the top. You can add a dash of orange liqueur before serving!

8. Citrus Paloma Cocktail

This cocktail is light and refreshing, making it perfect for a summer’s day. You will need fresh orange juice, tequila, lemon juice, ice, soda, agave nectar, lemon slices, and orange peel.

You can dip the rims of the glasses in salt if you wish, but this is optional. 

Add the orange juice, lemon juice, tequila, and agave nectar to a jug and stir well to combine the ingredients. Pour the mixture into glasses that are filled with ice and top with soda.

Garnish the cocktails with lemon slices and orange peel for a refreshing drink!

9. Screwdriver

This is a classic cocktail and it is super easy to make at home. You will only need freshly squeezed orange juice, vodka, ice, and sugar, and it is incredibly quick to make so it is perfect to serve guests!

Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well to mix them. If you do not have a shaker, add the ingredients to a jug and stir well.

Pour the mixture into glasses filled with ice and garnish with fresh orange slices.

10. Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

If you want a frozen cocktail to refresh you in the heat, an orange creamsicle cocktail is a beautiful combination of a cocktail and a dessert!

You will need orange juice, vodka, vanilla ice cream, ice, orange sherbert, limes, and orange cocktail salt. Make this recipe vegan by using vegan ice cream.

Run the lime slices along the rim of the glass and dip them in the orange cocktail salt. Add the orange juice, ice, orange sherbert, and vodka to a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour the mixture into the glasses. Next, add the ice cream, vodka, and ice to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into the glasses and enjoy!

11. Tropical Orange Punch

This punch is great to serve at parties and gatherings as it is easy to make and guests can serve themselves.

You will need fresh orange juice, coconut rum, silver rum, pineapple juice for the punch, and sugar, water, and strawberries to make the sugar syrup. 

Mix the water, sugar, and strawberries in a pan and simmer for 10 minutes, but do not stir. When it is ready, chill before use.

Add the chilled syrup to a punch bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well to combine the ingredients and serve in glasses.

12. Orange Margarita

A margarita is already very refreshing, but it is taken to a new level when fresh orange juice is added.

You will need freshly squeezed orange juice, Cointreau, tequila, sugar syrup, and fresh lime juice to recreate these cocktails at home. 

Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake to mix them. Dip the rims of the margarita glasses in salt and pour the cocktail mixture over ice.

Garnish the cocktails with fresh orange and lime slices and enjoy!

13. Sex On The Beach

Sex on the beach is a classic cocktail that hits the spot during those summer months as it is refreshing, fruity, and incredibly tasty.

All you need to make these cocktails is orange juice, cranberry juice, vodka, peach schnapps, lemon juice, and maraschino cherries. 

To make his cocktail, you need to add all of the ingredients, except for the maraschino cherries, to a jug and stir well.

Fill the glasses with ice and pour the mixture into them before garnishing them with fresh orange slices and maraschino cherries.

14. Malibu Sunset

If you enjoy tropical flavors, this Malibu sunset cocktail will be great for you to create at home and enjoy under the sun!

You will need ice, orange juice, pineapple juice, Malibu coconut rum, grenadine, maraschino cherries, fresh pineapple, and fresh oranges. 

To begin, you will need to add ice to the glasses that you are using. Next, pour in the Malibu coconut rum, pineapple juice, and orange juice, and make sure that you stir well.

Pour in a dash of grenadine syrup and gently stir again. Garnish the cocktails with fresh pineapple and orange slices and some maraschino cherries!

15. Orange Mosco Mule

To make an orange Mosco mule cocktail, you will need vodka, freshly squeezed orange juice, freshly squeezed lime juice, ginger beer, and fresh cranberries to use for garnishing the drinks. 

Firstly, you will need to pour the orange juice, lime juice, and vodka into your glass and add ice. Top the cocktails with ginger beer and stir well to combine.

Garnish with the fresh cranberries and enjoy!

16. Banana Rum Cocktail

For a cocktail that is packed with fruit flavors, you will need ice, banana rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, lemon and lime soda, and grenadine to make banana rum cocktails. 

Pour the ice into the cocktail shaker along with the orange juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, banana rum, and grenadine.

Shake until cold and then strain the mixture into the glasses. Top the cocktails with lemon and line soda and enjoy!

17. Orange And Pineapple Rum Punch

This orange and pineapple rum punch is refreshing and easy to serve to guests. You will need orange juice, Bacardi rum, grenadine, pineapple juice, Angostura bitters, orange slices, pineapple slices, and ice. 

Add the ice, Bacardi rum, grenadine, orange juice, pineapple juice, and Angostura bitters to a cocktail shaker and shake well for 30 seconds.

Strain the mixture into glasses over ice and garnish with fresh orange and pineapple slices.

18. Cranberry Mimosa

Although this mimosa is cranberry, it still contains the fresh taste of orange juice. You will need orange juice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, sparkling white wine, fresh cranberries, and fresh rosemary. 

In a large jug, mix the orange juice, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice. Pour the juice into glasses until it reaches halfway and sparkling wine over the top.

Serve with fresh cranberries and rosemary as garnish.

19. Aperol Orange Juice Cocktail

This Aperol orange juice cocktail is perfectly balanced with sweet and bitter flavors. You will need freshly squeezed orange juice, Aperol, prosecco, ginger, ice cubes, and fresh orange slices to use as garnish. 

Juice the oranges yourself and peel the ginger. Add the orange juice (and ginger to a blender and blend until smooth.

Strain the mixture into ice-filled glasses and top with prosecco and Aperol. Garnish the cocktails with fresh orange slices and enjoy!

20. Blood Orange Elderflower Cocktail

Not only is this cocktail a beautiful color, but it tastes divine too! You will need gin, blood orange juice, lime juice, elderflower liqueur, thyme, blood oranges, and ginger ale to create this at home. 

Pour the gin, elderflower liqueur, ginger ale, and lime juice into a glass and stir well. Add ice and slowly pour in the blood orange juice.

Stir well to combine the ingredients and garnish with fresh blood orange slices and sprigs of thyme.

21. Blood Orange Martini

A blood orange martini has a distinctive flavor that is both sweet and bitter. You will need ice, blood orange juice, gin, orange liqueur, and fresh rosemary to use as garnish. 

Add all of the ingredients, except for the fresh rosemary, to a cocktail shaker and shake well to blend them. Strain the mixture into chilled glasses and garnish with rosemary before serving.

22. Orange Blossom Cocktail

This cocktail is light, refreshing, and easy to make and drink. You will need gin, Cointreau, lime juice, orange juice, grenadine, fresh orange slices, and ice. 

Chill the glasses before you begin making them and then fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, Cointreau, orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine to the shaker and shake well.

Strain the mixture into the chilled glasses and garnish with a fresh slice of orange.

23. Passionfruit And Blood Orange Martini

This martini is full of strong tropical flavors to enjoy in the heat. You will need ice cubes, blood orange juice, passionfruit vodka, sugar syrup, lime juice, and fresh passionfruit. 

Add all of the ingredients, except for the fresh passionfruit, to a cocktail shaker and shake well to blend. Strain the mixture into chilled glasses and garnish with half a passionfruit slice before serving.

24. Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

This cocktail is festive, classy, and delicious to drink. You will need orange juice, cranberry juice, raspberry liqueur, and champagne to create this cocktail at home. 

Begin by combining the orange juice, cranberry juice, and raspberry liqueur in a large jug. Stir gently to avoid spillages.

Add champagne to the jug and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into glasses and serve to guests.

Final Thoughts

To conclude, there are lots of different cocktails that you can create at home to use your orange juice differently.

It complements lots of different fruit flavors so it can be added to almost any drink, making it an extremely easy juice to work with!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Need To Use Fresh Orange Juice?

It is based on personal preference if you want to use fresh orange juice or store-bought, but freshly squeezed orange juice will taste more refreshing. 

Can You Use Blood Oranges If You Prefer?

If you prefer to use blood oranges in any of the cocktail recipes, you can use them instead of normal oranges. 

Can You Store These Cocktails?

If you make too much, you can store the jug in the fridge for a couple of days, but keep smelling the cocktail to make sure that it hasn’t gone off before you drink it.

If the cocktail changes color or smells funny, do not drink it.

24 Refreshing Cocktails Made With Orange Juice

24 Refreshing Cocktails Made With Orange Juice

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Discover how to make 24 refreshing cocktails made with orange juice so you can experiment with new flavors and see how you can use juice differently.

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