Orange Blossom cocktail : the name given to the recipe for "orange gin".
How to make
Technique: shaker / Glass: martini / Type: short drink (10cl) / Time : 3 mn
Shake the gin and orange juice.
Strain into a martini glass.
Flute and insert an orange zest for decoration.
The Orange Blossom cocktail was born during the prohibition period in the United States (1919-1933), it is simply composed of gin and orange juice.
The Orange Blossom was published in 1922 in Robert Vermeire's recipe book, which invites you to add a "little dash" of Orange Bitter, or even a dash of grenadine syrup for those who wish to sweeten this cocktail. Robert also indicates that this recipe comes from a certain "Malloy" from Pittsburgh, who would therefore perhaps be the creator of this cocktail.
This cocktail may seem a little basic at first sight, so some mixologists do not hesitate to make it with freshly squeezed orange juice to make it a little more original, while others prefer to add new ingredients such as vermouth or more appropriate, orange liqueur.
To tell the truth, everyone arranges the recipe in their own way, and you, how do you prefer your Orange Blossom?