Orange Julius

May 16, 2011 (Day 49) — Orange Julius

This week’s booze is something that I never thought I’d buy.

It’s a Burnett’s.

Burnett’s can be… rough… to say the least. They’re mostly famous for a quick drunk for people who aren’t too concerned about flavor. So, it was with some trepidation that I took some advice and decided to try the orange cream Burnett’s. A new flavored vodka in their line-up, which I was assured tasted just like orange sherbert. Definitely not something for sipping neat, obviously, but maybe something that could be used for some girly girl drinks.

Before we can get to this evening’s cocktail, however, we need to get a base reading on the spirit.

(With an $8 price point, this is well within our $25 price cap.)


Strong orange flavor. Reminds me of the Creamsicle cocktails made with vanilla vodka and orange juice I used to make.


Good flavor on the start, but the harsh alcohol burn follows up fast on the end. There’s a bit of a strange aftertaste from the orange flavor.


Good flavor stays longer. The colder this is, the easier it is to drink, maintaining the vanilla and orange flavors through the whole drink. Definitely will lend itself well to mixed drinks.

Okay, so not so shabby when taken in stride. Let’s see how it mixes.

Orange Julius

  • 2 oz Burnett’s Orange Cream
  • 1.5 oz orange juice
  • .5 oz lime juice

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake well and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This is very good and well balanced. I think Jenn said it best: “WOOOOOO! ORANGE JULIUS!”

Now who can argue with that?

— Mark


  1. […] dipping back in to the Burnett’s catalog this week. You may recall that earlier this summer we featured one of the distilling giant’s newer flavors — Orange Cream. This […]

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