Orange Butterfly
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Orange Butterfly
Cocktail recipe

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The Orange Butterfly is a cocktail that offers a zesty and energetic flavor profile by combining the tangy sweetness of lemon liqueur with the invigorating fizz of an energy drink. ... more The Orange Butterfly is a cocktail that offers a zesty and energetic flavor profile by combining the tangy sweetness of lemon liqueur with the invigorating fizz of an energy drink. Typically served in a lowball glass, this drink is noted for its simplicity and effervescence, making it a unique choice for those who enjoy citrus-forward cocktails with a lively kick. Its bright and bold flavors are complemented by the casual, no-fuss preparation, and it can be a conversation starter at social gatherings due to its distinct combination of ingredients.
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Lemon liqueur
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7.5% | 1.35 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Orange Butterfly

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Take the limoncello and original Lucozade and stir together in the glass
Add ice and serve
~ This recipe could be adapted to use other soft drinks. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the lemon liqueur in an Orange Butterfly cocktail with another ingredient?

Yes, if you don't have lemon liqueur, you can substitute it with a similar citrus-flavored liqueur like lime liqueur for a slightly different but still refreshing taste. Alternatively, for a non-alcoholic version, lemon juice mixed with a bit of simple syrup can be used to mimic the citrus flavor of the lemon liqueur.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Orange Butterfly cocktail?

The Orange Butterfly cocktail is best served cold in a lowball glass. Since it's a stirred cocktail, make sure to stir the ingredients well with ice before straining into the serving glass. Garnishing with a slice of orange or a twist of lemon peel can enhance its visual appeal and add a fresh aroma.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in an Orange Butterfly compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 7.5%, the Orange Butterfly has a relatively low alcoholic strength compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a standard Margarita has an alcohol content around 40%, making the Orange Butterfly a lighter option suitable for occasions when you prefer a less potent drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways to customize the flavor of an Orange Butterfly?

To customize the flavor of an Orange Butterfly, consider adding fresh fruit juices like orange or grapefruit juice for a fruitier profile, or a dash of grenadine for sweetness and color. You can also experiment with different brands or flavors of energy drinks to find the combination that suits your taste best.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it necessary to use a cocktail shaker for making an Orange Butterfly?

No, it's not necessary to use a cocktail shaker for making an Orange Butterfly. The instructions specify that it should be stirred, not shaken. You can simply combine the lemon liqueur and energy drink in a mixing glass with ice, stir well, and then strain into your lowball glass for serving.

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