5 Delicious Orange-Flavored Cocktails You Need To Make This Winter

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With winter right around the corner, orange groves are in full bloom and cocktails made with sweet, juicy oranges are also front and center.

If you’re looking for a delicious cocktail to serve at your holiday party this year, whether it be sour or sweet, look no further than this list.

1. Orange Whiskey Sour

Small Town Woman

Made with fresh oranges, lemon juice, simple syrup, and whiskey shaken over ice, this cocktail is sure to be a hit. The rich flavors create a sour-sweet mix, and look gorgeous garnished with a fresh orange slice.

Full recipe available at Small Town Woman.

2. Bourbon Brûlé

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This cocktail is made with bourbon, ginger liqueur, sherry, and fresh orange juice. This creates a sweet cocktail with a hint of spice, perfect for the holidays.

Full recipe available at NYT Cooking.

3. Cranberry Orange Margarita

Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These cocktails take two winter fruits, cranberry, and orange, and use them to create a kick-ass, sweet-sour drink guests will love. The cocktail uses tequila (woo!), cranberry juice, fresh-squeezed OJ, orange liqueur, and maple syrup. For the garnish, use sea salt, orange zest, and freshly sliced oranges.

Full recipe available at Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.

4. Spiced Orange & Rosemary Bourbon

Waiting on Martha

This cocktail is not only tasty, but gorgeous as well, especially sitting on a table waiting for guests to enjoy. All you need for this drink is bourbon, fresh OJ, spiced orange syrup, orange peel, and rosemary.

Full recipe available at Waiting on Martha.

5. Sparkling Clementine Thyme Cocktail

Heather Christo

This cocktail sparkles with holiday cheer, and thanks to ingredients like vodka, clementine juice, pomegranate seeds, orange slices, and lemon thyme, this cocktail is delicious and beautiful. The perfect drink to serve at Christmas!

Full recipe available at Heather Christo.

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