Orange Blossom Special

orange blossom special cocktail

“Look a-yonder comin’
Comin’ down that railroad track
Hey, look a-yonder comin’
Comin’ down that railroad track
It’s the Orange Blossom Special
Bringin’ my baby back…” ~ Johnny Cash, Orange Blossom Special

Gin and orange juice make a great flavor combination, and I’ve begun to regularly prefer gin over vodka in my Screwdrivers. A while back, I had a spicy gin that made a particularly great combination with orange: Seattle’s Big Gin. Here’s an awesome, simple, tasty gin-and-orange cocktail you can try at home:

Orange Blossom Special

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp powdered sugar
  • shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • garnish with a tiny orange wheel (I used a Cutie)

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