Skinny Orange Crush

The perfect summer cocktail! Fresh squeezed orange juice, orange flavored vodka, triple sec and sparkling water. Not to mention its only 108 calories!

skinny orange crush

Summer must be here if I am sipping an orange crush. I absolutely love this refreshing summer drink. My Mom would get this drink from a small restaurant in Southern Delaware just along the beach with a sign that read, “world’s famous orange crushes”. She later introduced me to this citrus drink and I’ve been hooked ever since!

This summery cocktail is made with fresh squeezed orange juice, orange flavored vodka, triple sec, and sparking water. It’s a very simple cocktail and better yet it won’t pack on the pounds. Not too syrupy or too sweet just crisp and refreshing.

If you don’t have seltzer on hand you can always use any type of lemon-lime soda or ginger ale. We just need something with a bit of fizz.

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If you want to dress up your skinny orange crush, garnish with some fresh orange curls. Orange curls are simple to make and a fancy addition to the drink.  To make an orange curl take a vegetable peeler and peal a thin strip along the skin of the orange. Twist the strip into spirals until you get your desired look. You don’t have to worry about them losing their curl either. The natural oils in the peel allow it to keep it’s shape and harden.

Now its time to grab a lounge chair, a magazine, and this skinny orange crush and spend a relaxing day in the sun. Enjoy!

Orange Crush

 

Skinny Orange Crush

3 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

The perfect summer cocktail! Fresh squeezed orange juice, orange flavored vodka, triple sec and sparkling water. Not to mention its only 108 calories!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 ounces orange flavored vodka
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 2 ounces seltzer water

Instructions

  1. Begin by adding ice, fresh squeezed orange juice, vodka, and triple sec to a cocktail mixer. Shake for 30 seconds until combined. Pour drink into a glass and top with seltzer and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Orange Crush
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 248mg7%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 14g16%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 62mg75%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cocktails, Drinks, Skinny Orange Crush

 

 

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  • Hi Kelley! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 I decided to come by and take a look around…I’ve stayed a lot longer than anticipated. lol. Your blog is really beautiful and I love your photography. As for these Orange Crushes…I must make them! They look so yummy and we have a party coming up that they’d be perfect for. However, my husband can’t handle vodka; Is there another alcohol that might make a suitable substitute. I, on the other hand will be trying with the vodka.

    • Hi Christine! Thank you so much, yes they are very yummy and addicting. I would recommend using tequila instead of the vodka or a sparkling wine and hold the seltzer. I wouldn’t recommend using any dark liquor. Let me know how it turns out if you make it with tequila or wine I would be curious to know!

      Thanks

      Kelley

  • Frank

    Please tell me how this drink can have 11.3 grams of sugar and still be 0 carbs ?
    As the nutrition facts suggest!

    • Nathan

      Hi Frank,

      I’m sorry about that. You are right! Those numbers don’t add up. We were trying out a new nutrition facts calculator which seems to not be working very accurately. We will change it. Thank you for pointing it out.

      Nathan
      @chefsavvy

  • frank

    Thank you Nathan for the correction and I have to tell you that although I cheated a little on my low carb diet it was worth it because this drink was absolutely delicious!
    Just FYI I live in Delaware and I own a beach home in south Delaware and this drink recipe is a 100% match to what you will pay $8 each in one of our many DE beach bars or restaurants.
    Thank you for the recipe
    Frank