May 29, 2012

Orange Whip

"Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips."

That's a clip from the film The Blues Brothers. And these things are hard to figure out exactly, but it's probably the movie quote that I've used more than any other in my lifetime. From the time that I started frequenting bars, especially if I was there with two friends, this quote reared its fabulous head.  And you definitely have to include the little whirly hand action that John Candy does so well up there.

Which brings us to a question.  What the fuck is an Orange Whip?

I found out with a quick Wiki search that Candy wasn't actually ordering an alcoholic drink in that clip. There was a bottled non-alcoholic drink called an Orange Whip back then.  In fact, the line was ad-libbed by Candy because someone working in costumes on the flick was the daughter of the Vice President of the Orange Whip Corporation who had been providing refreshments to the cast during production. She approached John Landis about dropping the product name into the film and he agreed to let Candy ad-lib a line. Pretty cool if you ask me.

But I knew that there was an alcoholic (hehe) drink that went by that name as well. And without further's the recipe via Drink Mixer:

Orange Whip
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz rum
  • 1 package cream
Pour ingredients over ice and stir.

That's right. A whole package of cream. What the fuck is a package of cream?  I honestly have no idea. But I saw this exact recipe on several sites. Wikipedia says to just use heavy cream and blend the fucker up like a milkshake. But I'm left wondering about that package of cream. What the fuck?

Anyone have any clues?


sybil law said...

Ew- that is weird. Cream cheese? Hmmm. Although, cream cheese and marshmallow fluff make for a DELICIOUS dip for fruit.
The most dangerous combination since nitro and glycerin.
You should try to make it. I know you don't like vodka, but it sounds kinda interesting.
The Blues Brothers is FULL of kickass quotes!

savannah said...

when i read this i thought of a "creamsicle" from when i was a kid, not a drink, but we already know i ain't right, sugar. (yesterday's di niro, not DE Niro?) but i digress (often, i know), i'm with sybil on this, they might have meant cream cheese... xoxoxox

Paticus said...

Perhaps an individual packet of non-dairy creamer?

LOVE the Orange whip scene. Actually have it as a notification on my phone.

Verdant Earl said...

Sybil - Eww...I'm pretty positive they don't mean cream cheese. Cream cheese in a drink would be...awful.

Savannah - I'm assuming the drink is supposed to taste like a creamsicle as well.

Paticus - Maybe that's what they meant. Odd recipe.

marty mankins said...

I'm going to have to try this drink this summer. It sounds really tasty. But I'm using half & half because it should work just as well, IMO.