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Orange Crush Cocktail

The Orange Crush Cocktail was invented in Maryland, but should be a mainstay of every summer outdoor party! It's cold, refreshing and delicious!

The Orange Crush Cocktail was invented in Baltimore, but should be a mainstay of every summer outdoor party! It's cold, refreshing and delicious! #CookoutWeek

I love cookouts. The smoky aroma wafting off of the grill, the bright salads full of garden-fresh veggies, the creamy potato salad, and the refreshing summer cocktails!

I recently learned about the Orange Crush, a cocktail that originated in a restaurant in Maryland, that combines vodka, triple sec, the juice of a crushed orange and lemon-lime soda. As I was brainstorming ideas for a cocktail to include in my #CookoutWeek lineup, I thought the Orange Crush sounded perfect!

The Orange Crush Cocktail was invented in Baltimore, but should be a mainstay of every summer outdoor party! It's cold, refreshing and delicious! #CookoutWeek

To make these for a large crowd, you can combine the vodka and triple sec ahead of time, and pour 4 ounces of the mixture (a quarter of a cup) into each glass, then squeeze the juice of an orange into each glass.

If you REALLY want a taste of orange, use orange-flavored vodka instead of regular vodka — there are several brands on the market.

The Orange Crush Cocktail was invented in Baltimore, but should be a mainstay of every summer outdoor party! It's cold, refreshing and delicious! #CookoutWeek

The Orange Crush Cocktail was invented in Baltimore, but should be a mainstay of every summer outdoor party! It's cold, refreshing and delicious! #CookoutWeek

Orange Crush Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Ice
  • Thinly-sliced orange wedges, for garnish
  • Fresh mint, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice. 
  2. Pour the vodka and triple sec over the ice. 
  3. Squeeze the orange over the liquor, then top off with lemon-lime soda. 
  4. Garnish with orange wedges and fresh mint. 

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Slightly adapted from Harborside Bar & Grill

The Orange Crush Cocktail was invented in Baltimore, but should be a mainstay of every summer outdoor party! It's cold, refreshing and delicious! #CookoutWeek


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Nancy Loring

Friday 30th of June 2017

One of my favorite summer drinks is a creamsicle I prefer vodka, triple sec, orange juice and ice cream in mine

Wendy Klik

Thursday 29th of June 2017

I am a huge vodka and orange fan so I know I will love this cocktail

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