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Adult Orange Julius

An Orange Julius is a mall food court classic--frothy, citrusy, and slightly sweet, it’s the perfect pick-me-up. Now, you can blend up your own at home, with an added adult twist. Remember to sip responsibly!

Tasty Team

5 minutes

5 minutes


for 4 servings

Orange Julius

  • ½ cup sugar (100 g), divided
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1 orange wedge
  • 1 ½ cups ice (210 g)
  • 2 cups orange juice (480 mL)
  • ½ cup vodka (120 mL)
  • 1 cup whole milk (240 mL)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 orange wheels

Nutrition Info

    Calories 405
    Fat 1g
    Carbs 82g
    Fiber 8g
    Sugar 62g
    Protein 6g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. On a small plate, mix together ¼ cup (50 G) sugar and the orange zest with a fork until well distributed.
  2. Rub the rims of 4 martini glasses with the orange wedge and dip into the sugar mixture to coat. Set aside.
  3. Add the ice, orange juice, vodka, remaining ¼ cup (50 G) sugar, the milk, and vanilla to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Divide the orange julius between the martini glasses, garnish each with an orange wheel, and serve.
  5. Enjoy!

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