Inspired by orange sherbert-coated vanilla ice cream pops, this boozy variation is lightly creamy thanks to a coconut milk base (not to mention vegan-friendly) and bursting with harmonious flavor. Ketel One Vodka adds delicate notes of fennel and sweet licorice, while orange liqueur provides a little extra oomph to the orange juice. Vanilla extract adds a rich sweetness to the cocktail. For a casual backyard affair, pour it into a wine glass or use a coupe for a more sophisticated serve.
1 ounce Ketel One Vodka
1 ounce orange liqueur
2 ounces coconut milk
4 ounces orange juice
2 drops vanilla extract
Garnish: orange twist
Using a sharp knife and a cutting board, remove a long slice of orange skin, leaving as little pith on the peel as possible. Gently curl into a twist and set aside.
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake until combined and strain into a coupe or a wine glass with fresh ice.
Twist the orange peel over the drink to express the oils, then add as garnish. For a more playful serve, add a colorful straw.