I have a cold and I am in need of vitamin C, well that’s my excuse for looking up gin and orange recipes!
Snoop Dogg wasn’t the first person to fall for the simple ‘Gin n’ juice’, this cocktail has been popular since prohibition when orange juice was used to disguise booze.
There are several recipes for gin and orange and several ways to serve it. The Savoy Cocktail book lists 3 variations you could try, including one with Cointreau that I might try next!
Harry Craddock’s version of the ‘Orange Blossom’ is a very basic mix of gin and freshly squeezed orange juice over ice. However, as a lover of vermouth, I really liked the sound of the recipe cocktail historian David Wondrich suggests – equal parts gin, juice and sweet vermouth.
Ingredients for the Orange Blossom Cocktail
30ml gin (I used Tanqueray No. 10 for a slightly boozier effort)
30ml freshly squeezed orange juice
30ml sweet vermouth (I used Dolin)
slice of orange to garnish
Method for the Orange Blossom Cocktail
Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigrously and then strain into a glass over the slice of orange.