The Orange-Ginger cocktail is a derivative from the Pink Gin which was invented by Harry Craddock in 1922. In the early 1920s, Harry Craddock opened The American Bar at The Savoy Hotel in London. His drinks soon became iconic and were known as “The Savoy Cocktails.” One of these cocktails was called “Pink Gin” because it contained Angostura Bitters, which are pink in color.
It is also a variation on the Moscow Mule, which is traditionally served with vodka, lime juice and ginger beer. This version can stand in for either of them or be enjoyed on its own!
2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
2 ounces vodka
1 tsp orange cocktail bitters
3 ounces diet ginger ale
Orange wheel for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine the juice and vodka. Add ice and shake.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Add the ginger ale and stir. Garnish with an orange wheel.
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