Orange Soda and Alcohol – The Perfect Combination

  • By: Max S.
  • Date: October 19, 2022
  • Time to read: 5 min.

Soda and alcohol mixtures make some of the best drinks. For example, root beer and Jagermeister is delightful, and rum and coke is even better. However, orange soda and alcohol is a unique combination that is not very popular but is as sweet and tasty as your favorite mixtures. 

Although many adults do not drink orange soda, as they leave the soft drinks for the kids, the alcohol and orange soda combination is more appealing to them. As a result, the usually bright-colored mixture quickly takes the place of the more famous cocktails at adult parties.

And because of its ability to deliver in many brand combinations, many people love the combination more. While the most popular orange sodas, such as Fanta, Sunkist, and Crush, are the first options for many of these mixtures, other less prominent orange sodas are also suitable for the mixtures and can be used interchangeably with the popular ones.

Granted, there is hardly any 100% perfect combination, but some of these mixtures come really close, as you would know if you tried any of them. So, what are these orange soda and alcohol mixtures? Read on to find out!

You can read here to know the alcohols that mix best with root beer.

Orange Soda Vodka

two glasses of orange soda cocktail

This mixture comes in many variations as different unique brands of soda and alcohol may be used. Also, other additions, such as ice cream or whipped cream, can be included. However, this mixture basically involves 2 ingredients: orange soda and vodka.

To make this cocktail, add a shot of vodka to a highball glass filled with ice and top off with orange soda. 

In addition, it’s essential to know that you can make this mixture using a regular orange soda or a diet version. Using the former means you will have more sugar in your mixture, and the latter gives a low-carb and low-sugar mixture.

Orange Soda Vanilla Vodka

The orange soda vanilla vodka is also known as a creamsicle drink. With this cocktail, you combine two of the most loved flavors, vanilla, and orange. To enjoy this soda, you have to get your measurements correct, or else your soda might turn out too creamy or have an excess orange flavor. 

Firstly, prepare your ingredients, which include 1 part vanilla vodka, 6 part orange soda, whipped cream, and orange sugar sprinkles (an optional addition). Then, you get to work. Add the orange soda and vanilla vodka to an ice-filled glass, spray the whipped cream on top, and decorate with your orange sugar sprinkles. After that, you can serve your cocktail.

Orange Soda and Rum

Fresh orange juice and soda cocktail

Orange soda and rum mix perfectly in a holiday rum punch. Accordingly, this drink is perfect for holiday parties and fun gatherings where people want to relax and have a good time. You will need spiced rum, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and club soda for this drink.

And to make the mixture, you add the spiced rum to a pitcher or bowl, and then you add the orange juice and pomegranate juice before topping off with club soda. Sharing with friends makes this taste better.

Orange Soda and Whiskey

Did you think orange soda and whiskey didn’t go together? If yes, then you have to try this mix. When mixed with whiskey, orange soda takes the whiskey edges off and brings out the addictive bite of the spirit.

What you need for this cocktail is 50ml Ballantines passion, whiskey, orange Fanta, orange slice, and ice cubes. To mix, you fill a highball glass with ice and pour in a shot of Ballantines Passion, then you top up with Fanta and garnish with a slice of orange. After garnishing, you can serve the cocktail.

Orange Soda and Bourbon

Although bourbon is whiskey, we can mix this differently and get a great drink, too. So, to get this right, you need bourbon, twists, lemon, blood orange soda, and bitters. Then, all you need to do is add the ingredients to an ice-filled glass and garnish with orange peel. 

After which, your cocktail is ready to be served.

Orange Soda and Tequila

Orange soda and tequila cocktail

Margaritas are delicious, and the sunrise beer margarita made with orange soda and tequila is a testimony to that. Even though more complex to create than the previous combinations, this cocktail is equally impressive. Besides being complex, you also need many more ingredients than other cocktails.

These ingredients include 1 tablespoon kosher salt, tablespoon granulated sugar, 1 (12 oz) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed, 12 oz orange soda (regular or diet), 1 (12 oz) bottle of your favorite light beer, and 12 oz white tequila Splash of grenadine for each glass.

For the mixture, you mix the salt and sugar in a saucer, then rim glasses with a lime wedge and dip in the sugar/salt mixture to coat the rims. After that, pour limeade concentrate, orange soda, beer, and tequila into a large pitcher and stir properly. 

Next, you pour in rimmed glasses filled with ice, leaving enough room for the splash of grenadine. Finally, pour in grenadine and garnish using lime or orange slices.

Orange Soda and Fireball

I recommend trying this out because it is my personal favorite. The sunset cocktail creates a drink that makes you savor every sip. In addition, it is straightforward to make. Just add 2 parts of fireball whiskey to an ice-filled glass and add your orange soda to fill the remainder of the glass.

Orange Soda and Brandy

Orange juice is mainly used in this mixture, however, orange sodas can also be used. But using orange soda may produce a less ‘orangey’ effect than if orange juice was used. Nonetheless, you will undoubtedly have a fantastic drink.

Combining french brandy, spices (cinnamon sticks and whole allspice berries), orange soda, ginger ale, and ice will give you a sweet drink with a spicy bite.

Orange Soda and Baileys

Mixing Baileys Irish cream with orange soda can curdle the drink due to the citric acid in the soda. But you can pull this off by mixing 1 part of baileys (½ oz) and 3 parts of orange soda (½ oz) in a lowball glass. Having more orange soda makes your drink less creamy but enjoyable.

Orange Soda Jello Shots

Orange soda jello shots

Jello Shots are fun treats to serve at parties, and the orange soda jello shot turns up every party. To make these, you dissolve orange-flavored jello gelatin in boiling water and add whipped cream vodka, and the orange soda to the mixture. 

Stir well, then pour into shot cups and chill for 4 hours. After garnishing with orange sprinkles, you can serve the jello shots.

Orange Soda Hard Seltzer

The sweet and citrusy nature of this drink allows you to experience the orange flavor differently but keeps the alcohol bite at the tip of your tongue. It is a unique drink you should enjoy with friends on a night out or at any fun gathering.

Conclusion

Orange soda makes good cocktails with many alcoholic drinks, including whiskey, brandy, tequila, and rum. In this post, I highlighted different recipes that you can use to make great orange soda and alcohol cocktails. 

Also, you can experiment with some of the mixtures listed above and create something unique. Finally, make sure you drink responsibly. Enjoy!