The Orange Cocktail

The Orange Cocktail

Inspired by The Orange Cocktail at San Francisco’s nopa, this cocktail is the perfect alternative to mimosas at brunch. Citrusy cocktails are my go-to this time of year — Not-Your-Grandfather’s Old Fashioned and The Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sour are two of my old favorites — and this one’s definitely getting added to the rotation. A well-balanced combination of freshly squeezed orange juice, blanc vermouth and Campari makes for a refreshing sip with just enough of a bitter edge. Cheers!

The Orange Cocktail

(inspired by nopa)

Preparation Time: 2 minutes

Makes: 2 cocktails


  • 4 ounces (113 grams or 12 cup) freshly squeezed navel orange juice
  • 3 ounces (85 grams os 14 cup plus 2 tablespoons) Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry blanc¹
  • 2 ounces (57 grams or 14 cup) Campari²
  • Ice
  • Strips of orange zest for garnish


In a cocktail shaker or Mason jar, combine orange juice through Campari with ice. Cover and shake until throughly chilled. Pour into glasses, add ice and a strip of zest. Serve immediately.


¹ Be sure to purchase blanc vermouth, not dry or sweet. While not listed on the BevMo! website, I was able to find it at the store (the San Jose Westgate location).

² Gluten-free status info can be found here.

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