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17 Most Popular Orange Liqueur Cocktails

I’m excited to share my favorite orange liqueur cocktails with you. These drinks showcase the perfect blend of sweet and citrus flavors, making them irresistible. I’ve mixed countless cocktails and the ones with orange liqueur always stand out. They’re versatile, fitting for any occasion. Whether you’re unwinding after work or hosting a party, there’s a recipe for you. I’ve tried them all and can guarantee their appeal. I highly recommend checking out this roundup to find your next favorite drink.

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A cosmopolitan cocktail in a martini glass, garnished with a lime slice, displayed elegantly on a bar. The scene is set in a sophisticated bar environment, with soft, ambient lighting enhancing the rich colors of the cocktail. The drink is the focal point, with its vibrant pink hue standing out against the darker background of the bar. The glass is clear and classic in style, filled with the cocktail, and a neatly cut lime slice rests on the rim, adding a touch of freshness. The bar surface is polished, reflecting the light and adding depth to the image.

As a citrus cocktail enthusiast, I’ve always had a soft spot for cosmopolitan cocktails with a twist of orange liqueur. The combination of tangy citrus from the Cointreau (the orange liqueur), tartness from the cranberry juice, and smoothness from the vodka creates perfect balance of flavors. I love drinking this on a romantic date night. 

Classic Margarita

classic margarita cocktail on a bar in a mexican restaurant

The combination of tangy lime juice, smooth tequila, and the sweet and bitter notes from the orange liqueur create a perfectly balanced cocktail in this Classic Marg. The orange liqueur adds depth and complexity to the drink while enhancing the overall flavor profile.


Sidecar cocktail

The Sidecar with a dash of orange liqueur is a favorite of mine. The smooth brandy, tangy lemon juice, and the subtle sweetness from the orange liqueur create a harmonious mix of flavors. The orange liqueur elevates its complexity, turning the Sidecar into a sophisticated and timeless drink perfect for sipping on special occasions or when I want to indulge in a refined cocktail experience.

White Lady

White Lady

I adore a White Lady cocktail with orange liqueur. The blend of dry gin, tart lemon juice, and the delicate sweetness from the orange liqueur creates a refreshing and well-appreciated flavor profile. If you’re a fan of gin-based drinks with a twist, the White Lady with orange liqueur is a must-try for its exquisite taste and timeless appeal.

Long Island Iced Tea

Long island iced tea drink

When I want a strong drink, I can’t resist the bold and boozy Long Island Iced Tea, and adding a splash of orange liqueur makes it even boozier! The combination of vodka, gin, rum, orange liqueur, and tequila creates a potent yet surprisingly balanced drink. It’s a bold, daring party in a glass that’s perfect for a night of fun and celebration.

Lemon Drop Martini

A Shallow focus of a lemon drop cocktail with ice cubes and lemon on a wooden background

The tartness of fresh lemon juice mixed in with the smoothness of vodka and the subtle sweetness from the orange liqueur create a delightful burst of flavors. If you’re a fan of citrusy and tangy cocktails, the Lemon Drop with orange liqueur is a must-try for a lip-smacking taste experience that will leave you craving for more.

Pegu Club

Pegu Club

The perfect balance of gin, lime juice, orange liqueur, and aromatic bitters creates a harmonious blend of flavors that are both refreshing and complex. If you appreciate classic cocktails with a twist, the Pegu Club with orange liqueur is a must-try for a refined drinking experience – timeless elegance in a glass!

Mai Tai

a glass of mai tai cocktail

A Mai Tai is easier to make than you might expect, so this cocktail is ideal for those who appreciate a well-crafted and refined cocktail but are short on time or energy. Adding orange liqueur to a Mai Tai adds a hint of brightness, which makes indulging in this tropical escape of a drink a personal favorite of mine.

Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martini

The sweet-tart flavors of pomegranate juice perfectly complement the bright citrus notes from the orange liqueur, creating a deliciously crafted cocktail. Orange liqueur adds a zesty twist to what I think is already an intriguing and bright martini, making it a lovely choice for any occasion. 

B 52

B52 Shots

B-52 is a shot that pays homage to the rock group with the same name, and it’ll certainly make you feel like a rockstar if you take it with a smidge of orange liqueur on top! The orange liqueur mixes surprisingly well with the coffee and Irish cream present in the shot, adding a delightful, uplifting zing at the tip of my tongue.

Corpse Reviver No. 2

corpse reviver no. 2 cocktail with bottles of ingredients in the background

The Corpse Reviver No. 2 is a classic “hair of the dog” remedy cocktail sought after due to its refreshing taste. This inviting libation typically consists of gin, lemon juice, and Lillet Blanc (a type of French aperitif wine). Cointreau adds a delightful burst of bright citrus flavor, making it a standout ingredient in this cocktail.

Golden Dream

Golden Dream

The combination of Galliano L’Autentico, Cointreau, freshly squeezed orange juice, and heavy cream creates a rich and creamy cocktail with a delightful balance of flavors in this special cocktail called the Golden Dream. More specifically, I think the herbal and vanilla notes of Galliano L’Autentico pair perfectly with the sweet and tangy flavors of Cointreau and orange juice. 

Between The Sheets

Between The Sheets

Between The Sheets is an attractive, inviting cocktail that combines cognac, light rum, triple sec, and lemon juice to create a harmonious result. The addition of triple sec, an orange liqueur, adds a sweet and citrusy note that enhances the overall taste and complexity of the drink, making it even more enjoyable.

Baltimore Zoo

Baltimore Zoo cocktail with ingredients as background

Baltimore Zoo is a creative cocktail known for its vibrant colors and bold flavors. It typically consists of multiple spirits, including vodka, rum, tequila, and gin, combined with fruit juices. The resulting drink is often sweet, tangy, and visually stunning, with a medley of flavors that make it a fun and refreshing choice for a party or a night out. 


Kamikaze cocktail

Kamikaze is known for its punchy lime flavor profile, making it a perfect choice for those who enjoy lively and flavorful cocktails. The triple-sec orange liqueur adds a hint of complexity and richness, upgrading the drink to a whole new level.

Orange Crush

Orange Crush

I love the bright orange color, tangy citrus flavor, and refreshing carbonation in an Orange Crush. It’s a refreshing and zesty cocktail perfect for warm-weather gatherings or simply to unwind after a long day.

Man o’ War Cocktail

Man o' War Cocktail

Given the orange curaçao, lemon juice, and brandied cherries, Man o War cocktails are often enjoyed during warm weather as a refreshing and easy-to-drink cocktail. I find them perfect for barbecues, evening beach outings, or casual gatherings with friends.

An Orange Liqueur Cocktail in a sophisticated cocktail glass, set on a modern bar counter. The cocktail features a bright orange color, showcasing the primary ingredient of orange liqueur, possibly mixed with vodka or gin, and a splash of fresh citrus juice to enhance its vibrant flavor. It's garnished with a twist of orange peel or a small slice of orange, emphasizing the citrus theme. The glass is elegant and complements the cocktail's zesty character. The background includes a contemporary bar setting with sleek decor, ambient lighting, and a selection of high-end spirits, creating an atmosphere that's both stylish and inviting, ideal for enjoying an Orange Liqueur Cocktail.

17 Orange Liqueur Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange liqueur cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

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An Espresso Cocktail in a sleek cocktail glass, displayed on a stylish café bar. The cocktail has a rich, dark brown color, indicative of the strong espresso base, possibly mixed with a coffee liqueur, vodka, and a hint of cream or simple syrup. It's garnished with a few coffee beans or a light dusting of cocoa powder, adding to its sophisticated coffee-themed appearance. The glass is modern and complements the drink's bold and aromatic profile. The background features an elegant café setting with ambient lighting, comfortable seating, and an array of coffee-making equipment, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for enjoying an Espresso Cocktail.

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