The above insanity is a Orange Creamsicletini made from fresh orange juice, milk or cream, WHIPPED CREAM-FLAVORED VODKA, and vanilla instant pudding mix. The problem with this drink is whipped-cream flavored vodka. Instant pudding mix is pushing it, but flavored store-bought vodka is just gross, especially when the flavor is a dairy product. (Add the dairy separately! Use fresh vanilla to get flavor!)
However, some people love flavored vodka, and they are not wrong because taste is taste. I’m a Creamsicle Enthusiast, obviously, so the drink picture above is intriguing. I would try it if it was handed to me, but I probably wouldn’t make it. Here are a few I would make.
1. Coconut Creamsicle Margarita
IDK about the coconut on the rim…
But Grand Marnier + fresh orange juice + tequila + fresh lime juice + coconut water + coconut milk + simple syrup. Nothing wrong with that. Will try. Get the recipe.
2. Liquid Creamsicle
Whipped cream-flavored vodka + orange soda. This might immediately cause you to gain 10 pounds for a not-worth-it reason, but there’s something pretty fun about the simplicity so I’d try it once — very cold. Get the recipe.
3. Boozy Creamsicle Shake
YUM: Orange sherbet + vanilla bean ice cream + vodka + milk, if needed + heavy whipping cream + blender. Get the recipe.
5. Creamsicle Pina Colada
Canned pineapple + coconut milk + orange sherbet + rum + ice + blender. Get the recipe.
6. Orange Sherbet Champagne Floats
Champagne + orange sherbet. The end.
7. Spiced Creamsicle
Vodka + Triple Sec + orange juice + vanilla ice cream + ice + blender. Get the recipe.
8. Pimm’s Orange Soda Floats
Pimm’s No. 1 liqueur + orange soda + vanilla ice cream + ice. Get the recipe.
9. Creamsicle Cocktail
Can’t decide about this one. Looks kind of gross but that’s probably because of the food coloring, and otherwise it commits no major sins. Orange vodka + triple sec + orange juice + simple syrup + cream. Get the recipe.
10. Creamsicle Mimosas
Orange juice + marshmallow vodka (WHAT? OK OK, breathe) + champagne + garnish (whipped cream and crystal sprinkles, lolz). Get the recipe.
11. Orange Cream Mimosa
If marshmallow vodka offends instead of delights you, try this recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence and the Food Network. Freshly squeezed orange juice + zest + half-and-half + sugar + champagne.
12. New Orleans (Ramos) Fizz
This is the original Creamsicle cocktail. The only one that should really be on this list. JK sort of. Gin + lime juice + lemon juice + simple syrup + milk or cream + egg white + orange flower water + club soda. Get the recipe.