Oranges, Etc.

If you’re looking for an upgrade to a simple vodka and orange soda, look no further – bartender Naren Young from NYC’s Date has you covered with the Oranges, Etc., an in-your-face orange highball that uses pretty much every orange-flavored ingredient in our library.

Young calls for Aperol, which is easily the most drinkable brand of bitter orange liqueur. If you’re already a fan of Campari, though, you’d certainly enjoy it here.

We’ve tried it with the original recipe’s orange curaçao, as well as a dryer triple sec, and it’s tasty both ways.

In a pinch, you can make it with a standard orange soda like Fanta or Orange Crush – but it’s even better as Young makes it, with an italian orange soda like Sanpellegrino Aranciata.

You can get away with bottled orange juice here, but we implore you to try it with fresh-squeezed juice. You needn’t limit yourself to standard oranges, either – blood oranges, mandarins or tangerines will really make it shine.

Ingredients

Instructions

Add all ingredients (except orange soda) to an ice-filled tall glass. Stir, and top with orange soda.

Slice a coin of peel off an orange and express its oils over the drink. Discard the peel.

Garnish with a wheel or wedge of orange.

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