Perhaps you love a Screwdriver, but you love gin more than vodka, so make it an Orange Blossom. It’s the same screwdrivery goodness, but with gin and a touch of vermouth.
Grenadine is optional here. Depending on how much you add to your Orange Blossom, you can change the color and taste a bit. Grenadine is basically just sugary pomegranate juice, and super dark red. So your drink can get sweeter and pinker. If that’s what you like.
The Orange Blossom Gin Cocktail
- 1 Oz. Gin
- 1 Oz. Sweet vermouth
- 1+ Oz. Orange juice
- Grenadine for color or sweet or both
- Keep your rocks glass chilling out for a bit.
- In your shaker, combine your gin, sweet vermouth, and your orange juice.
- Pour into your rocks glass.
- Add some more OJ if you like.
- If you want a touch of color, add some grenadine. It will sink! You can swirl it around f you like.
- You can also add some grenadine for flavor.
Is this cocktail just alcoholic juice?
Meh? It’s quite similar to the vodka-based screwdriver, which you may or may not like. I’ll always pick gin over vodka, and sometimes you just want some easy ingredients to have with your brunch. This definitely works.
This orange gin cocktail is also really straightforward – which can also be nice.
Consider making your own grenadine, too, to flavor things up.
Grenadine is basically simple syrup made from pomegranate juice. But, the homemade version doesn’t have any high fructose corn syrup. This article has the recipe if you want to give it a go.
There are loads of drinks you can make with gin and orange juice. So if you are especially “brunchy”, try the Monkey Gland.