Drinks with Orange Juice, Vodka and Grenadine

Karen Frazier
Woman with an orange sunrise cocktail

There is a drink with vodka, orange juice, and grenadine for almost every occasion. Whether you like a traditional vodka sunrise, or something a bit more exotic, the classic sweet, sour, and strong combination of vodka (strong), grenadine (sweet), and orange juice (sour) makes a tasty mixed drink.

1. 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.

Sex on the beach cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • ½ ounce melon liqueur
  • ½ ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 barspoon grenadine
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • Mango slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, triple sec, melon liqueur, schnapps, grenadine, and orange juice.
  2. Add the ice and shake.
  3. Strain into the highball glass filled with ice. Top off with the soda.
  4. Garnish with mango slices

2. Creamsicle

The Creamiscle is a childhood treat with an adult twist.

Creamsicle cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce orange vodka
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • ½ barspoon grenadine
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a hurricane glass
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients.
  3. Shake.
  4. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.

3. Desert Sunrise

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.

Desert sunrise

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2½ ounces orange juice
  • 2½ ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 barspoon grenadine
  • Orange slice and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grendadine.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with orange and a cherry.

4. 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.

Vodka sunrise

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 6 ounces orange juice
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce grenadine

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka and orange juice. Add ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  3. Pour the grenadine over the top. Don't stir.

5. Screwdriver

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

Screwdriver cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 6 ounces orange juice
  • 1 dash grenadine
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, orange juice, and grenadine. Add ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice.

6. Orange Crush

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

Orange crush cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, triple sec, orange juice and grenadine.
  2. Add the ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig

7. Orange Pomegranate Vodka Martini

The orange pomegranate martini marries the flavor of pomegranates with oranges and makes a festive holiday drink.

Orange-pom vodka martini

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce triple sec
  • ½ ounce pomegranate juice
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 dash grenadine
  • Ice
  • Orange twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, triple sec, pomegranate juice, lime juice, orange juice, and grenadine.
  3. Add the ice and shake.
  4. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a twist.

8. Orange Martini

The Orange Martini has pure ingredients with a zesty flair.

Orange martini

Ingredients

  • Orange slice
  • Superfine sugar
  • 2½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce triple sec
  • ¾ ounce orange juice
  • 2 dashes orange cocktail bitters
  • 1 dash grenadine
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail or martini glass.
  2. Run the orange slice around the rim of the glass and dip it on the sugar.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, triple sec, orange juice, bitters, and grenadine.
  4. Add ice and shake.
  5. Strain into the chilled glass.
  6. Garnish with the orange wedge.

Delicious Orange and Grenadine Vodka Cocktails

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

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Drinks with Orange Juice, Vodka and Grenadine