Is it dessert or is it a cocktail? The beauty of this fantastic frozen drink is – it can be both! It’s one of the many amazing cocktail recipes from Stephen Phillips, host of Fine Living’s Great Cocktails series. Sipping on this cocktail brings me back to my childhood, when I would stand in line at the Good Humor truck on a hot summer day at our town pool, waiting to buy my Orange Creamsicle. I love food that can evoke memories and bring me to another place and time. If you loved Orange Creamsicles as a kid or still enjoy them as an adult, you will love this cocktail. Serve them up for starters or as a creamy delicious finish to a great night. I suggest adding an orange wedge, like the photo above, it gives off a great orange aroma when you sip. If you choose to do these for dessert, add a dollop of whipped cream to make them more decadent.
The Orange Creamsicle Cocktail (a.k.a. The Steve-O-3-O Fav-O-Freeze)
- 1-1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
- 2-1/2 oz. vanilla-infused vodka (such as Stoli Vanilla)
- 2 1/2 cups of orange sherbet
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 dash vanilla extract
- 2 cups crushed ice
- Add all the ingredients in the blender, adding the ice last. Blend until smooth. Serve in a chilled glass of your choice.