Boozy Orange Julius 4.15 Scene in a Mall


“I'll try this.” “Ah, Orange Julius.” “A classic.” “Oh, my. That's very good. Your father and I know a man who owns a couple dozen of these stands as part of his holdings. Now I can sincerely tell him I like his product.” “Excellent.”


Ingredients:

  • 1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1 oz gold rum

  • ½ oz cream (or half and half)*

  • ¼ oz triple sec

  • ¼-½ oz simple syrup (depending on how sweet you like your cocktails. To make the simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water over low heat until the sugar dissolves).

  • 1 egg white*

  • Ice cubes

*If you are vegan or nervous about using raw egg white in your drink, you can substitute it with aquifaba from a can of chickpeas. The measurement is 2 tbsps. You can also use vegan cream or your choice of plant-based milk.


Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker.

  2. Fill your shaker about halfway with ice cubes.

  3. Shake until the metal becomes chilled. If you don’t have a metal cocktail shaker or one at all, you can use any clean jar with a lid. Shake for about 15-30 seconds or until it feels cold.

  4. Strain out your drink to another container. If you have a tin on tin or a Boston cocktail shaker, you can simply strain the drink into the top portion.

  5. Discard the ice then pour your drink back into the shaker.

  6. Dry shake your drink for about 15 additional seconds to froth the egg white.

  7. Strain your drink into a glass. You may need to scoop out the remaining foam with a spoon.

  8. Add an orange peel to garnish!

So, this isn’t exactly the Orange Julius Emily had in the mall, but I think she’d like this version even more! Traditionally, an Orange Julius is a frozen smoothie of sorts with frozen orange juice concentrate, milk or cream, sugar, and egg white. When I was researching the ingredients, it sounded like an easy base for a good cocktail! Using triple sec seemed like an obvious choice to amplify the orange flavor, but when I was trying to decide on which spirit to use, I decided on a sweet golden rum because I thought the sweeter notes would complement the orange drink. You could easily swap it with any spirit of your choice, but I think rum tends to be forgotten about in cocktail making.


I haven’t shared this here, but on my Instagram, I’ve toyed around with the idea of making a Gilmore Girls cocktail collection (no one steal my idea, please!). I would recreate some of the drinks from the show like the classic martini and create drinks that are inspired by the show like my salted caramel bourbon coffee cocktail (shorter name to come!). I’d also make some mocktails too for those of you who don’t drink. I’ve been taking a mixology class through MasterClass, and I’ve been enjoying learning a bit more! Let me know if this is something you’d like to see in the future!


Happy cooking from the hollow!


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