Drink with Orange Juice, Vodka and Grenadine

Cocktail with orange juice and garnish

There is a drink with vodka, orange juice and grenadine for almost every occasion. These three ingredients are a popular combination used in mixed drinks and complex cocktails worldwide.

Drink with Vodka, Orange Juice and Grenadine

Which kind of drink with vodka, orange juice and grenadine is your favorite? Vodka and orange juice are a classic combination, known as the Screwdriver. Simply pour the ingredients over ice and enjoy. Grenadine syrup, a sweet cocktail additive, was originally made with pomegranates and red currants and is often paired with orange juice mixes. Not only are these ingredients complementary, they are versatile. There are a variety of mixed vodka drink recipes, along with cocktail and martini recipes that feature this trio of flavors - why not try one of these classic drink recipes?

Cocktail Recipes

Sex on the Beach

Sex on the Beach, a drink with vodka, orange juice and grenadine, is closely related to the Fuzzy Navel and has many variations. Sometimes Sex on the Beach is served as a shooter.

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce melon liqueur
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine syrup
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces lemon-lime flavored soda, such as Sprite or 7-Up.

Fill a chilled pitcher with ice, and pour the vodka, triple sec, melon liqueur and schnapps into the pitcher. Add the juice and grenadine syrup, and stir well. Add the soda just before serving. Strain and pour the beverage into shooter glasses or serve as chilled cocktails.

Creamsicle

The Creamiscle is a childhood treat with an adult twist. Replace the cream with ice cream, and you have a Dreamsicle.

  • 1/2 ounce orange vodka
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce cream

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with shaved ice and shake well. Strain the contents into a chilled hurricane glass. Garnish the drink with shaved chocolate and an orange twist.

Desert Sunrise

Desert Sunrise with Garnish.

The Desert Sunrise is one of many variations of the Tequila Sunrise, known for its sunrise effect created by floating grenadine syrup in the cocktail ingredients.

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 1/2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • Float a splash of grenadine syrup

Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Add vodka and top with orange and pineapple juice; gently stir the vodka and juice. Slowly pour grenadine over the drink for a sunrise effect. Do not stir. Garnish the drink with orange and pineapple wedges.

Vodka Sunrise

The Vodka Sunrise is a variation of the Tequila Sunrise, yet its simple ingredients resemble the classic Screwdriver. The difference is in the mix and floating the grenadine in the glass for a sunrise effect.

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 6 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce grenadine

Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Combine the vodka and orange juice and stir. Float a shot of grenadine by pouring the syrup over the drink, but do not stir. Garnish the drink with fresh mint leaves.

Screwdriver

The screwdriver is a classic vodka and orange mixed drink, and it's very simple to make.

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 6 ounces orange juice
  • 1 dash grenadine

Top up a highball glass with ice. Add vodka, orange juice and grenadine; stir well. Garnish your drink with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.

Orange Crush

Orange Crush, a variation of the Screwdriver, is another childhood treat with an adult twist.

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine

Combine vodka and triple sec in a highball glass filled with ice. Top with orange juice and stir. Sweeten with grenadine to taste. Garnish the drink with an orange slice or fresh mint.

Martini Recipes

Orange Pomegranate Martini

The Orange Pomegranate Martini marries the flavor of pomegranates with oranges and makes a festive holiday drink.

  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 dash of grenadine
  • 1/2 cup ice

Combine crushed ice with all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain the beverage into a chilled, ten-ounce martini glass. Garnish the glass rim with sugar, as desired.

Orange Martini

The Orange Martini has pure ingredients with a zesty flair.

  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash grenadine

Combine all ingredients with shaved ice in a cocktail shaker and mix well. Strain the drink into a chilled martini glass. Garnish martini with an orange twist, as desired.

Go Exotic

For a twist on these classic versions, experiment with adding exotic fruit juices, such as passion fruit, with orange juice and grenadine syrup.

Drink with Orange Juice, Vodka and Grenadine