Oranje Smash Summer Cocktail

This citrusy concoction is sunshine in a glass—and the perfect way to beat the heat.

Orange Cocktail
 Travis Rathbone

When the temperature soars, nothing compares to an ice-cold cocktail to beat the heat.

We asked Ketel One Vodka brand ambassador Brett Goering for his take on the ultimate summertime mixed drink. His go-to? An Oranje Smash—a fruity concoction that’s like sunshine in a glass.

The bright tartness of lemon, the sweetness of navel oranges, and the tang of orange bitters work brilliantly together. See for yourself.

Prep time

5 min.

  • 2 slices naval oranges
  • 1/4 oz agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 oz Ketel One Oranje
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Muddle oranges and agave nectar in the bottom of a mixing glass.

Add remaining ingredients, and shake with ice.