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Is orange soda good with whiskey? Yes, absolutely orange soda is good with whiskey. The resulting cocktail is sweet, fizzy and full of orange flavors.
What is a whiskey and orange soda?
A whiskey and orange soda is a simple two ingredient highball that has a strong fizzy orange flavor combined with a caramel vanilla from the whiskey. This drink is perfect for spring and summertime drinking.
Whiskey is typically dark liquor which is made by distilling various different grains. Some commonly used grains are wheat, corn, rye and barley.
There are many different types of whiskeys that are based on the type of gray used, the way and how long they are aged. Overall, whiskey tends to have a smooth flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel. You can use any type of whiskey in this drink, some of the best choices include bourbon or Irish whiskey.
Orange soda is pretty much exactly what you are probably expecting. It is a carbonated soda water that is heavily sweetened and has an added orange flavor. There are several different brands you can buy at the store including Fanta and Crush.
If you want a slightly less sweet flavored cocktail you can try your hand at making your own orange soda. To do this, you simply combine orange juice and soda water.
When to mix this drink
With the sweet fruity flavor of this cocktail it goes well for most any spring or summer get together when occasion. Here are a few times you might want to try it out:
- July 4th celebrations
- informal get togethers
- sipping in the summertime or springtime
How to make this drink:
This drink is super easy to make being that it is a two ingredient highball. All you need to do is combine your two ingredients and give them a thorough mixing.
- 2 oz Whiskey
- 4 oz Orange Soda
To get this drink started you need to first make sure that you have everything you need to make the drink. Gather up your whiskey, ice, orange soda, bar spoon, jigger and highball glass.
Go ahead and grab your highball glass and fill it almost completely to the top with ice.
Go ahead and grab your jigger as well as your whiskey. Use your jigger and measure out 2 oz of whiskey. Pour your whiskey from your jigger into your highball glass with your ice.
Go ahead and grab your jigger again and this time your orange soda. Use your jigger and measure out 4 oz of orange soda. For your orange soda from your jigger into your highball glass with your ice and whiskey.
Pro tip: If you want to adjust the strength of the whiskey flavor, simply add a little more orange soda on top to lighten the whiskey or pour slightly less orange soda to strengthen the whiskey flavor.
And finally, you’ll need to make sure you mix everything together well. Do this by putting your bar spoon in your glass and mixing your drink up.
Now your cocktail is ready to enjoy!
Whiskey and Orange Soda
- bar spoon
- highball glass
- 2 oz whiskey
- 4 oz orange soda
- Grab up your whiskey, jigger, glass, orange soda and bar spoon.
- Grab some ice and fill your glass almost to the top with it.
- Grab your whiskey and measure 2 oz of it with your jigger. Then, dump the whiskey into your glass.
- Grab your orange soda and measure 4 oz of it with your jigger. Then, dump the orange soda into your glass.Note: If you want to adjust the flavor of your drink, you can top the whole glass off with orange soda to temper the whiskey flavor some.
- Grab your bar spoon and mix your drink together well. Enjoy!