Celebrate Chinese new year with the Orange Blossom…

Orange Blossom – oranges are a symbol of wealth and good fortune in Chinese culture. The Orange Blossom cocktail features gin, orange juice and either gomme syrup or grenadine. For the last ingredient, you could also substitute pomegranate juice, which is symbolic of fertility. Or if that’s the last thing you want for the new year, stick with one of the others!


  • 4 ounces orange juice (fresh squeezed is best)
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/4 ounce gomme syrup or grenadine

You can build the ingredients in a highball or martini glass, or shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a glass. You can also serve it on the rocks (just pour the ice and everything else into the glass from the shaker).