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The 9 Gourmet Orange Juices Best for a Summer Refreshing Drink

best artisanal gourmet orange juices and brands for a refreshing drink or cocktail this summer, including organic options.

Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 9 best artisanal gourmet orange juices and brands for a refreshing drink or cocktail this summer, including organic options.

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Orange juice may seem like a breakfast table standard, but the real thing – orange juice that is made from fresh oranges – is actually a luxury item.

best artisanal gourmet orange juices and brands for a refreshing drink or cocktail this summer, including organic options.

best artisanal gourmet orange juices and brands for a refreshing drink or cocktail this summer, including organic options.

(And this seems fitting for the fruit, since oranges were considered a luxury item in past centuries as well; and it was this luxury status that led to the preservation of the peel and the production of marmalade).

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Of course, not all orange juices are the same. You can find them with or without pulp, with or without added sugar, and with a variety of other differences – and differences in quality. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best small-batch artisanal gourmet orange juice brands. ‘Cause why not give your refrigerator a little upgrade this summer?

best artisanal gourmet orange juices and brands for a refreshing drink or cocktail this summer, including organic options.

best artisanal gourmet orange juices and brands for a refreshing drink or cocktail this summer, including organic options.

We have juices that are good for relaxing, good for craft cocktails, good for cleanses, and yes – good for the breakfast table. We can’t think of a more refreshing summer drink – or a more cheerful one, thanks to that bright orange color. Let’s all drink some vitamin c.

9 best artisanal gourmet orange juice brands to drink straight up or for a cocktail

1. Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company has been a proud producer of clean label juice for the last thirty years, and they are our go-to brand.  They use only the best and freshest fruits, and they press their juice in small batches – so that you can really taste the orange itself. No hidden ingredients here!  And there’s plenty of orange varieties to try, including regular, tangerine, blood orange, orange mango, and orange pineapple.

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2. Alain Milliat Orange Juice

Alain Milliat is famous for their juices, nectars, jams, and condiments. As you may be able to tell, the brand comes from Milliat’s passion for fruit, which he inherited from his family’s farming prowess. And since 1997, these luxurious French juices have been among the best in the world. Each one is clean – made without added sugar – and served in a glass bottle. And each bottle has all the notes of sweetness, acidity, and bitterness that you are looking for in your OJ. It’s delicious.

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3. Evolution Fresh

Evolution Fresh prides themselves on the fact that their juices taste like oranges – not like orange juice. It’s a subtle distinction, but when you have so many brands to choose from, it matters. This cold-pressed orange juice is made from oranges that are picked and squeezed at their absolute ripest, allowing for maximum flavor.

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4. Pressed Orange Turmeric

Of course, you already know Pressed. They are the makers of the cleanses, detoxes, smoothie bowls, and wellness shots that are among our favorite healthy summer trends. So if you’re looking for an orange juice that has a little something extra, try theirs. This small bottle packs a punch with its blend of orange, apple, aloe vera, lemon, black pepper, and turmeric. It’s sweet and spicy, and will provide you with all your requisite vitamins.

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5. Twisted Alchemy Valencia Orange Juice

If you’ve ever delighted in the taste of OJ that’s fresh from the juice squeezer – that’s what you’re getting here.  Twisted Alchemy makes 100% fresh-squeezed, cold-pressed juices that are so delicious, they can be used as mixers for craft cocktails. They use only the most in-season oranges – Navels and Valencias –  rotating between Florida, Mexico, and California throughout the year so that they get only the best. And if you find you can’t get enough? Sign up for a subscription, and try the rest of their exquisite mixers.

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6. Vybes Blood Orange Lime

Do you want some CBD with that? Of course, we all know that orange juice is a breakfast-time staple, but Vybes is here to show us that it can also be so much more. Their citrusy CBD drink is made with a mixture of blood orange juice and lime juice, making it the perfect tangy treat for a hot day. It’s intended for mind-body balance, and we think we could all use a little of that this summer.

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7. Uncle Matt’s Organic

Uncle Matt’s is one of our all-time favorite juice brands. As well as these “grab’n’go” twelve-ounce bottles, they also sell juice shots – loaded with all kinds of great immunity-boosters – and juice boxes. And of course, big bottles to have around the family table. In other words, there’s a juice for everyone. Their juice is made with a combination of Hamlin and Valencia oranges, all of which are grown with USDA-certified methods and in healthy soil – so you know that you can trust it.

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8. Kimino Sparkling Juice

This incredible juice is made with mikan – a type of mandarin orange that is among the most popular citrus fruits in Japan. And we challenge you to find a citrus drink that’s more delicious than this one.  With 44% juice, this bottle contains only three ingredients – mikan, organic cane sugar, and water from the Hyogo mountains. Clean and cold-pressed, this is the sour-sweet sparkly drink we all want to try this summer.

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9. Turmeric Crush

If you’re looking to make some healthy choices this season, why not try the Turmeric Crush from Garden of Flavor? As well as a yummy orange base, the carrot, ginger, and sea buckthorn inside this bottle are said to fight inflammation and help digestion – sign us up! If you’re in need of vitamins, antioxidants, or just some healthy new habits, this is one drink we recommend.

BUY NOW – $65, pack of six.

best artisanal gourmet orange juice brands

That’s our take on the 9 best gourmet orange juices and brands for a refreshing drink or cocktail this summer, including organic options. What’s your pick?

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Abbie Martin Greenbaum grew up in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she drinks a lot of coffee and matches roommates together for a living. At Oberlin College, she studied English and Cinema, which are still two of her favorite things, along with dessert and musical theater. She believes in magic.

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