The Orange Julep is quite iconic in Montreal. I have always loved going there but I will never forget the time my Aunt and Uncle brought me and my Sister there at Midnight while we were in our pajamas, when I was much younger. It was exciting and it is a great memory for me. The most iconic part of “The Big Orange” (apart from their building), is their drink, the “Gibeau Orange Julep”. It is delicious and while the exact recipe is unknown, I have made this version several times and it is close enough for me.
1 6 oz. can orange juice
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
12 Ice Cubes
*Optional egg whites/egg substitute may be added for the frothy texture. About 3 Tbsp, but it is not mandatory.*
Put everything in the blender except for the ice.
Blend for 10-15 seconds until frothy.
Add the ice and blend for another 20 seconds until thoroughly crushed.
Have a taste test. If it isn’t as sweet as you would like, add a tiny bit more Vanilla extract. Just be careful- sometimes people put too much vanilla in it and it ends up tasting way too sweet.
Simple isn’t it?