There are two versions of the Orange Blossom according to The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book
, one neat and one on the rocks. In the 1935 book A.S. Crockett says that the Orange Blossom No. 1 (neat) was likely created by "some young bridegroom or other who wanted something novel to use at his final stag party." His recipe for the Orange Blossom No. 2 is built
in a "bar glass," for this you'll want to use an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. It also calls for 1:1 gin and orange juice so you want to keep the glass small or go with a little more juice to keep the alcohol content manageable.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
- Stir well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Orange Blossom No. 2 (or Adirondack)
- 2 oz gin
- 2 oz orange juice
- Pour the gin into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
- Top with orange juice.