Gin Smash with Orange

The gin smash with orange is a refreshing cocktail with a hint of orange and mint to cool off and brighten up a hot summer day.  This is one of those easy drinking gin cocktails that you can sip all day long.

Smashes are easy-drinking cocktails that get their name from the mint or other accouterments getting “smashed up” or bruised by the ice during the shaking process.

We recommend using a 1 part sugar to 1 part simple syrup for this cocktail. If you like your drink a little sweet use 1-1/2 oz of simple syrup. For this recipe, a sprig of mint is four or five leaves.

For more drinks like this smash check out our classic cocktails section.

Gin Smash with Orange

Gin Smash with Orange

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2 orange slices
  • 2 sprigs mint


  • Put one slice of orange and a sprig of mint into a cocktail shaker add the simple syrup and some good gin. Fill the shaker about half way with ice and shake with reckless abandon.
  • Strain into a glass with ice, garnish with a small slice of orange and a sprig of mint.
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Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Cocktails, Picnic


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