Treats aren’t just for kids on Halloween!! Adults need a little fun too and I was dying to try my hand at a spooky theme. The Magic Hour Cocktail is a creamy, orange delight that tastes a lot like a creamsicle, ahem… like a “treat” Fun and delicious to shake up when the adult goblins come knocking on your door.
You’ll also love that this delightful orange vodka cocktail is dairy free. Yup, it’s coconut milk that makes it creamy and a little frothy. A splash of vanilla syrup makes it extra dreamy and easy to drink.
Orange vodka is not a normal item tucked away in my liquor cabinet, it was a gift from my brother. One day he just shows up with it, I think as a “thank you” for something my husband helped him with. My memory fails me a little, but I’m guessing he won it or was gifted it himself, as he’s just not an orange vodka kinda guy, nor have I ever indicated I wanted or needed orange vodka. But in the end, he gifted it to us…lucky me I’d say. It’s not just any vodka either, but Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka. Once he gets a taste of this tasty cocktail, he’ll wish he’d kept it for himself. Enjoy!
Recipe source for Magic Hour Cocktail adapted just slightly from: Grey Goose Magic Hour Cocktail
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 each vanilla bean, split
- 1 1/2 parts Orange Vodka I used Grey Goose L'Orange
- 1 1/2 parts fresh orange juice
- 1 1/2 parts coconut milk
- 1/2 part vanilla syrup
- as needed orange zest optional
- Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Once it reaches a full boil and sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool. Makes 1/2 cup syrup, or enough for 8 cocktails if using 1/2 ounce per. Will keep several weeks chilled in an airtight container.
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake until very cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into glasses and garnish with orange zest if desired. Serve immediately.