White Carnation Drink

White Carnation Cocktail Recipe
Enjoy the sweet orange cream taste of a White Carnation. It's easy and an old vodka favorite worthy of revisiting. Design Pics/Tomas del Amo/Getty Images
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
171 Calories
1g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Amount per serving
Calories 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 32mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The White Carnation is a simple and tasty drink that has the flavor of an orange cream soda. The ingredients are all pretty standard in the average bar—including peach schnapps and a vodka like Ketel One—and though it has lost some of its notoriety in recent years, it remains a fun drink to revisit.

There's an interesting side note about this once rather popular mixed drink. Until it was replaced in 1998 by Dale DeGroff's variation of it, The Belmont Breeze, the White Carnation was the official drink of the Belmont Stakes. Both drinks are worthy of the status associated with the last leg of horseracing's Triple Crown.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the vodka, schnapps, and orange juice into a mixing glass filled with ice.

  2. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.

  3. Top with soda water and a splash of cream.

  4. Garnish with an orange slice.