Less than a week away from Thanksgiving and although I should be thinking about turkeys and pumpkin pies, I couldn’t help but think about this Orange Creamsicletini! I was walking through the grocery store this week buying a few things for Thanksgiving and was somehow drawn to the creamsicles near the ice cream. I then remembered a conversation I had with someone earlier this year. Don’t remember exactly how it went, but I think they said something like “Oh, I LOVE creamsicles! They are the best!” followed by me saying “I’d rather chocolate….”. And there I was in the grocery store the other day and all I could think about was turning that creamsicle into a cocktail!!?? What is wrong with me???? That is rhetorical questions, so for those who know me, please don’t answer…
So nothing against creamsicles, but I’d typically pick chocolate. Although these Orange Creamsicletinis surprised me and I really enjoyed them. They’re orange colored and kind of good for Thanksgiving, right?? If you’ve missed my other cocktails and -tinis, check out my Recipe Index for the last posts. You could change this recipe up a bit and add a little vanilla vodka. I liked the addition of the vanilla pudding for the vanilla flavor as well as more creamy texture.
One bit of advice…When mixing a cocktail in a shaker, be sure you keep your hand or finger on the top so that it doesn’t come off. Also be sure you don’t wear anything white while shaking. And should you not follow the first two direction and you get something on your white shirt don’t put the shirt in the washer and tell yourself you’ll start the wash in a few minutes, because you’ll forget. If you know where to buy a new white shirt, let me know…
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|Orange Creamsicletini|| || |
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice
- ¼ cup milk or cream
- 3 tablespoons Pinnacle Whipped Vodka or Orange Whipped Vodka
- 1 teaspoon vanilla instant pudding mix
- Garnish (optional): whipped cream/whipped topping, orange zest, and/or orange slices
- Mix orange juice, milk/cream, vodka, and pudding mix in shaker with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds.
- Strain drink into glass and garnish as desired.