It’s time for a dessert. But in liquid form. Dessert drinks can be so fun! And this one is fun, for sure. An Orange Creamsicle Cocktail. Or a Creamsicle martini, if you prefer. It’s delicious, no matter what you call it.
Creamsicle vs. Dreamsicle
Speaking of the name debate, does everyone remember the Creamsicle vs. Dreamsicle discussion? I researched the names when I made my Creamsicle Pie, and determined that since the Popsicle people use the term “Creamsicle” it must be the most accurate. Although, I do think that for an alcoholic drink, the term “Dreamsicle” might be a little more appropriate. At least, if you’re doing it right.
Maybe the extra-large glasses with an extra shot of vodka could be considered a Dreamsicle Martini – what do you think? 😃
How to make this Creamsicle cocktail
There are a few key ingredients to make this delicious drink:
- Whipped vodka
- Orange liqueur (like triple sec or similar)
- Orange juice
Of course, you need ice and a cocktail shaker. A fun martini glass also helps. And I like to add whipped cream and an orange slice to fancy it up, but this is optional.
Simply pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Then shake and strain into your glasses. Garnish as desired and sip away!
It’s a very adult version of the popular ice cream treat we all love!
Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
- 1 cup orange juice
- 3 oz whipped vodka
- 2 oz milk
- .75 oz orange liqueur
- Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake to combine. Strain into two martini glasses.
- Garnish with whipped cream, orange zest and/or orange slices as desired.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Sometimes referred to as whipped cream vodka, this is flavored vodka with a taste inspired by whipped cream. It is a clear liquid, like every other vodka. But open the cap and take a sniff and the flavor is clear: the sugary vanilla flavor and creaminess of real whipped cream accompanies the alcohol scent.
Although I haven’t tried it, I think vanilla flavored vodka would work. Or, if you’re really desperate, just unflavored vodka and vanilla extract is worth trying. You might need to increase the dairy with these versions. Worth playing with a little bit.
I have used several types of dairy to make this cocktail. Skim, 2%, even whipping cream. If adding a whipped cream garnish, I think using the whipping cream in the drink itself becomes a little much. I tend to be happiest with skim or 2% milk. But really, the best choice is probably whatever you normally stock in your fridge.
This drink is sweet and cold, something to have while the kids are enjoying smoothie popsicles. Or for a different adult beverage choice, consider having a Mojito. Minty and refreshing - another summer favorite! And if you like using flavored vodka, this Apple Cider and Vodka cocktail is another delicious choice!
I finally remembered to return to the pie recipe to see about this drink. I have not tried your version yet (I can't get past this one). Living in Orlando we have access to the theme parks. EPCOT was built with the adult in mind. There is a game to play that you can even buy game cards, passports, and shirts. It is called "Drink Around the World." At every country you stop and have an adult beverage. There is a Margarita in Mexico, Barenjager in Germany, Black and Tan in England, just to name a couple. But when you get to France order the Grand Marnier Orange Slush. If you like Grand Marner, you can even add a floater (extra shot poured on top of the drink) for extra $$. I tried making it at home as did a friend. He went with this powdered substance he purchased in the produce department at the grocery store. I didn't think it was that easy or that complicated (if you don't have the powder, pack it all up no body is drinking). But my versions were not right either. He stuck with his version while I kept trying. Finally I figured the right recipe and it tasted just like at EPCOT. Well it should taste just like theirs since it is their recipe. It is not a Creamesicle this way, but if you substitute the Whipped Vodka for the Grey Goose theirs calls for you might get closer (besides the $avings might help for the floater at EPCOT). I also have the recipe for a triple sec that you can make at home to save more $$. I had thought that I noted the site that I got it from on the recipe but I didn't. I am going back to look for it and finding recipe is all over the net as is a version that lists rum as an ingredient. Ketel one and Grand Marnier were the only two ingredients listed by brand that I can recall
Grand Marnier Orange Slush in Epcot’s Les Vins des Chefs de France in France
1 part Grey Goose Vodka
1 part Grand Marnier
1 part simple syrup
2 parts sweet and sour mix
1.) Mix all ingredients in a blender until completely smooth. You can be a little more lenient with some of the alcohol to get it to your liking.
2.) To get the orange coloring such as seen at Epcot, simply add orange food coloring to the blend. They used the 2-piece plastic martini glass. WARNING, the bases to these type glasses tend to fall off so you can not set it down so you might find yourself drinking faster! WARNING, WARNING! Some of the bases won't fall off no matter what you do to them 🥂
Sounds like a very interesting version!
Oh my, this was so good and I am definitely making it again this weekend since I have all of the ingredients and it's going to be nice and hot outside. Delicious!
Perfect on a hot day!
Dessert drinks are the best!
I so agree!
This orange creamsicle cocktail is the perfect cheers to the end of summer. Creamy and fruit
Yes, exactly correct. We all need to toast summer with a refreshing beverage like this!
This sounds amazing! Can't wait to try the whipped vodka.
It's really good! Once you have it, you'll want to try it in a lot of other vodka drinks!
I hadn't heard of whipped vodka before - now I neeeed to try it. Particularly in this Dreamsicle Creamsicle cocktail!
Whipped vodka is pretty yummy! Give it a try!
These look so delicious and tasty! My husband is going to love this drink! Can't wait to make this!
Its a lovely and refreshing dessert drink!
You make the coolest cocktails, Sula! This one looks so good--especially the rim --yum! Can't wait to try this one (with almond milk and vegan whipped cream, if there is such a thing)!
I've been meaning to try it with almond milk, since I always have it around. But I don't know how to substitute the whipped cream....it really does make it special!
OMG, I need this now. This sounds so yummy. Will definitely be making this
It is yummy for sure!