Orange Whiskey Soda

Orange whiskey soda is a delicious and skinny cocktail that offers a refreshing twist on the classic whiskey cocktail known as the old-fashioned. This inspired and simplified version brings together the smoothness of whiskey and the vibrant citrus flavors of orange, creating a delightful beverage that is sure to please.

With its balanced combination of sweetness and tang, orange whiskey soda offers a lighter and more refreshing option for those seeking a flavorful yet low-carb cocktail. Best of all, this cocktail is incredibly easy to make, requiring minimal prep time and only a handful of ingredients.

Whether you’re a whiskey enthusiast or simply looking for a new and enjoyable cocktail experience, orange whiskey Soda is a must-try drink that brings together simplicity, taste, and a touch of sophistication.


Orange whiskey soda served in a cocktail glass with a slice of orange on the rim.

How to make Orange Whiskey Soda?


  1. Start with preparing the simple syrup mixture. Add water and sweetened into a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, simmer for 30 seconds or so, and remove from heat.
  2. Next, place orange peel in a glass cup, combine cooled simple syrup, and carbonated water and lightly mix.
  3. Pour in the whiskey of your choice and garnish with orange peel.

Pro Tip

Avoid over-stirring the cocktail otherwise the drink will lose carbonation.

What ingredients do I need to make this scotch and soda recipe?


  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Water filtered water is best.               
  • Whiskey – Kentucky, Bourbon, Canadian, Irish, Scotch, Rye, or your favorite daily whiskey will all work.
  • Carbonated Water store-bought club soda, seltzer water or made at home with a SodaStream with filtered water.
  • Orange Peel – fresh peel of an orange.

What Whiskey to Use

Your daily favorite whiskey will all work like Kentucky, Bourbon, Canadian, Irish, Scotch, and Rye.

Orange whiskey soda served in a cocktail glass with a slice of orange on the rim.

Why drink whiskey with soda?

Whiskey and soda are a perfect pairing, as the carbonation and sweetness of soda help to soften the strong flavors of whiskey. The effervescence of the soda adds a refreshing touch to the whiskey, while the sweetness balances out any harshness, creating a harmonious and enjoyable taste.

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Watch How To Make It

Orange whiskey soda served in a cocktail glass with a slice of orange on the rim.

Orange Whiskey Soda

Indulge in the captivating flavors of the Orange Whiskey Cocktail, a delightful and refreshing drink that combines the richness of whiskey with the tangy citrus notes of orange. This expertly crafted cocktail is a perfect blend of sophistication and zest, making it a must-try for any cocktail enthusiast. Enjoy the irresistible combination of orange and whiskey in this captivating orange whiskey cocktail recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jameson orange cocktail, orange whiskey cocktail, scotch and soda recipe, whiskey and orange soda
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1
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Calories: 118kcal


  • 1 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1.5 oz Whiskey
  • 1 oz Carbonated Water
  • 1 Orange Peel


  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • In a small stove top pot, add sweetener and water, bring to boil on medium heat, should take around 1-2 minutes. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 seconds. Remove from heat after and set aside. This is your simple syrup.
    Orange Whiskey Soda Recipe (10)
  • Prepare orange peel and place into the cocktail cup.
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  • Combine simple syrup and carbonated water. Then add your whiskey of choice. Note - make sure you occasional stir as the sweet syrup tends to sink to the bottom of the glass.
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Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 19mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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