Last Updated on September 17, 2023 by The Noms
We want you to whip up this wonderfully tangy, ice-cold Citrus Fizz drink at home! This Orange Nog recipe is non-alcoholic and a tasty sip during the summer or winter!
This Citrus Fizz is filled with the flavor of winter citrus combined with a lightness that’s perfect for summer weather. We think this orange nog cocktail is the perfect end to a warm day, or the start to one! This non-alcoholic drink is easy to make and full of so much flavor! This non alcoholic cocktail is great for a cozy night in that will be sure to please your taste buds!
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A non-alcoholic cocktail that is tart and refreshing! But note, there are raw eggs in this, so keep reading on for info about that, or there are some alternatives for this, as well.
This drink is a frothy blend of orange juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, eggs, nutmeg, club soda and crushed ice. It is close to an Orange Julius, a classic drink also with raw eggs in it, but no milk or dairy in this recipe. Perfect as with in-season citrus cocktails like the Blood Orange Gin Fizz or Dreamsicle cocktail.
Fizzes, or drinks made with egg whites, (like a gin Fizz), are traditional light drinks made for brunch and daytime sipping. Flips are usually served with whole eggs. Since we added some club soda to this cocktail, we just decided to call it a fizz.
Raw Eggs In Orange Juice
There can be benefits to putting raw eggs in orange juice. They can make you feel full for longer and provide you with an energy boost to tackle your day if drank in the morning. Drinking raw eggs in orange juice has been a hangover cure for a long time.
As long as you used pasteurized eggs, that are clean, you should be ok to drink raw eggs. Just make sure to take precautions if you fall under any of these categories: Children, pregnant women, elderly people, and those with weak immune systems.
We put egg whites and whole eggs in a lot of our cocktails like the Monk’s Muse or Root Beer Whiskey Flip. But, these all have alcohol in it, which “cooks” the eggs. In this non-alcoholic option, it doesn’t do that. So make sure to be safe about your use of raw eggs. These eggs help to give it a frothiness and richness.
What Ingredients are Needed for the Citrus Fizz?
- Orange Juice – You know we say fresh is best! But, store bought is fine too, if you don’t want to squeeze that much!
- Lemon Juice – of course, fresh squeezed is best.
- Simple Syrup – we used our homemade simple syrup recipe, which is so easy to make at home!
- Eggs – This ingredient is the key to a frothy and foamy orange nog. For food safety, make sure the egg is pasteurized.
- Club Soda – this is the fizz part. Not much is needed of this, but makes for a lighter sip.
- Nutmeg – fresh grated is best, but if all you have is ground nutmeg, use that.
- Ice – We love this as a summer sip, so lots of crushed ice is necessary. If you are making this in the winter still use some crushed ice, but you don’t have to use as much if your ingredients are already cold. If you need to make some crushed ice at home try a Lewis Bag and mallet.
How to Make a Citrus Fizz
This is so easy to make. Combine all the ingredients except for club soda and nutmeg in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake until thick and frothy. (This may take a minute or 2). Then, double strain using a fine mesh sieve and a Hawthorne strainer to make sure there are no stringy egg parts into your glass. Strain into a glass with fresh ice, crushed if you have it! Top with club soda.
Garnish with a cute umbrella or straw or orange slice! What you get when you mix the ingredients together is a cold, frothy & sweet cocktail that you will want to have more often!
Tips & Tricks
- Eggs – As long as you use pasteurized, refrigerated and clean eggs, you won’t need to worry about salmonella. But, if the thought of raw eggs freak you out, or you are vegan, you can sub in some aquafaba instead. About 1 Tablespoon per egg. You can use pasteurized liquid egg products too, instead of whole fresh eggs.
- Chill Glass – Freeze your cocktail glass for 15 to 20 minutes before making the Citrus Fizz, so your drink stays cold longer. Use a great glass that you can freeze too, like these!
- Sweetness – You can reduce or add more simple syrup to your cocktail depending on how sweet you would like it.
- Alcohol – if you want an alcoholic version instead of this great zero proof sip, we suggest vodka or gin. Or, if you want a fun non-alcoholic version, use a zero proof gin! Also, add some bitters into this drink if you would like, with alcohol or not. But, if you want to keep it completely zero proof, then leave out the Angostura bitters.
- Other Syrup Flavors – instead of our simple homemade simple syrup, use a flavored version like lavender syrup, strawberry syrup, spiced cranberry simple syrup, mint syrup, or cinnamon simple syrup!
- Other Citrus Juices – use lime juice instead of lemon, or a combo juice instead of orange juice like Pineapple-Orange, Mango, Coconut, grapefruit juice or other unique varietals of citrus like tangerine or kumquat!
- Other Fizz – maybe subbing other flavors for the club soda or soda water would be mineral water, tonic water or flavored sparkling water. Orange, lime or lemon would be lovely in this.
- Garnish – orange slice or orange wedge. Mint sprig, lemon slice or half-wheel of grapefruit would work too. Whatever looks best on top of your highball glass of course. And don’t forget to grape some nutmeg on there, too to take it to the next level.
This makes a delicious breakfast beverage as cocktail recipes go, as well as a great and refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail!
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Other Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
- Cinnamon Spiced Orange and Thyme Mocktail – Pick Up Limes
- Orange Crush Mocktail – Orchids + Sweet Tea
- Grapefruit Spritzer
- Citrus Paloma Mocktail – The Wooden Skillet
- Sparkling Citrus Mocktail – Hot Pan Kitchen
This Citrus Fizz is a great non-alcoholic cocktail, which can also be known as an orange nog, with fresh eggs, orange juice, lemon juice and a dash of simple syrup!
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1.50- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 2 eggs
- .50-1 ounce Club Soda
- grated nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients except club soda and nutmeg in a shaker with ice.
- Shake at least a minute, strongly and with force.
- Double strain with a fine mesh strainer and Hawthorne strainer into a glass with crushed ice.
- Top with club soda and dash of nutmeg.
- Garnish as desired. Cheers!
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Serving Size:12 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 9.5gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 62.8gFiber: .6gSugar: 22.1gProtein: 13g
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