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two orange blossom cocktails in glasses

The Orange Blossom Cocktail

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  • Author: Suwanee | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Drinks
  • Diet: Vegan


The Orange Blossom is a delightful and elegant cocktail made with orange blossom simple syrup,  gin, citrus juice, with a champagne float. It’s the perfect drink to celebrate the New Year!


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  • 1ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice, lemon juice, or Meyer lemon juice
  • 3/41 ounce orange blossom simple syrup (or see notes to make your own)
  • optional: a few drops blood orange bitters (or orange bitters)
  • 23 ounce sparkling wine- cava, prosecco, or sparkling rose
  • Optional: sugar for rimming your glasses (Demerara sugar is pretty)
  • Optional: dried citrus slices- tangerines, mandarins ( see notes)


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add gin, orange blossom simple syrup, a few drops bitters, and lime or lemon juice.
  3. Shake well. 
  4. Rim your favorite cocktail glass with sugar- use a citrus wedge to moisten the rim of the cocktail glass, then dip the glass into the sugar (place sugar on a small plate or shallow bowl).
  5. Pour the cocktail into the glass.  
  6. Float with sparkling wine, and garnish using dried citrus slices, chrysanthemum, eucalyptus, rosemary, mint, or any edible flower or herbs.


  • Dried citrus slices-Make these ahead- slice mandarines or tangerines into, 1/4 inch slices, place on a parchment-lined sheet pan, and place in the oven on the lowest setting, 150F-170F  overnight for about 8 hours. 
  • Orange Blossom Simple Syrup– Mix equal parts honey (or sugar) and orange blossom water in a small pot, add some big slices of orange zest, and heat over low heat, just until combined.  Cool. You can make this ahead. 
  • Tip: Make a tester. Taste, and adjust the simple syrup and citrus to your personal preference.  You’ll need more simple syrup if using lime juice, and less if you use Meyer lemon. 
  • Make ahead/ Batching:  Once you fine-tune your tester, you can make a big batch of the gin/ simple syrup/ citrus and bitters and refrigerate. To serve, divide among sugar-rimmed glasses and top with champagne. 


  • Serving Size: one cocktail
  • Calories: 162
  • Sugar: 13.1 g
  • Sodium: 0.5 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg