If you loved creamsicles as a child, (and still do!), this delicious cocktail recipe is perfect for you. This orange cream martini is an adult version of the flavored frozen treats you enjoyed as a kid.
What is a dessert cocktail?
When you combine spirits with sweet ingredients that can double up as a dessert, you have a dessert cocktail. These boozy, sweet drinks require a straw and glass instead of a fork and plate and are an adults-only indulgence.
While many bartenders might cringe at the idea of making a “dessert cocktail,” there is no doubt that consumers love these sweet alcoholic drinks that can double up as desserts.
The concept of dessert cocktails is not a recent idea. As far back as the late 1800s, there is evidence of this type of drink. In 1892, William Schmidt talked about adding fruits and ice cream to a Columbus Punch.
One of the earliest references to a stinger (white creme de menthe and brandy) was found in a book “The Ideal Bartender” by Tom Bullock in 1917.
One cocktail that is often thought of when the term dessert cocktail comes to mind is the Bailey’s Irish Cream Mudslide.
Making an orange cream martini.
The recipe is rich and creamy with a lovely taste of orange. Topped with whip cream, it makes it a choice: Is this a drink, or is this a dessert? (or maybe both!)
To make this orange cream martini, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- whipping cream
- Pinnacle whipped vodka
- orange-flavored liqueur
- frozen orange-juice concentrate
- orange twist to garnish.
You will also need a measuring jigger and cocktail shaker.
It is so easy to make and perfect for those times when you feel like being a grown up kid. All you need to do is fill up a cocktail shaker with ice.
Then add your cream, vodka, orange liqueur and orange juice concentrate and shake vigorously.
Strain into a martini glass and top with an orange twist and some whip cream. Bon appetit!
Orange Cream Martini Drink Profile
This drink is sweet and rich and drinking it very chilled reminds me of my favorite Creamsicle ice cream treat.
- Type of drink – Spirit based
- Cocktail type – Dessert Cocktail
- How to serve – neat up in a martini glass with cream
- Preparation – shaken
- Strength – medium
- Difficulty – easy
- Brands – Pinnacle, Grand Marnier
- When to serve – for dessert
If you like dessert martinis, you will love also this green apple martini recipe.
- 2 tbsp whipping cream
- 3/4 oz. Pinnacle whipped vodka
- 3/4 oz. orange-flavored liqueur
- 4 tsp frozen orange-juice concentrate
- orange twist
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add cream, vodka, orange liqueur and orange-juice concentrate; shake vigorously to blend and chill. Strain into martini glass. Top with whip cream and garnish with orange twist.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
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