Not sure exactly why I am stuck on the orange drinks over the past few days, but here is another one – the Agent Orange – and I have to say that this is the best one so far.  Up there in the picture you can also see my favorite bar drink book – which I HIGHLY recommend to everyone out there.  It doesn’t have the most original name – “Ultimate Bar Book” – but it is hands down the best recipe guide that I have ever seen.  So if you tire of my endless rants and mediocre pictures, do yourself a favor and add this one to your collection.  So how does this Agent Orange taste, page 311.

  • 3 ounces of vodka
  • 1.5 ounce of Grand Marnier
  • 0.5 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce orange juice

Shake the ingredients vigorously over ice, serve in a martini glass.  Garnish with an orange peel.

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • This is a sweet cocktail.  The Cointreau and the Grand Marnier take care of that.
  • The flavor has a base of orange juice, the sweetness of the Cointreau and the complexity of the Grand Marnier.  It is amazing how each of the ingredients stars in its own way – a surprisingly complex drink.
  • If a dry martini is your thing – stay away.

Tasting Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 8/10
  • Strength: 6/10
  • Sweetness: 9/10
  • A deliciously complex orange treat.