A trip to Virginia Beach is not complete until you have tried the famous Orange Crush. On a blazing hot summer day in Virginia Beach you will be hard pressed to not find “crushes” consuming almost every dining table for the evening’s happy hour. Discover more about this notorious drink by reading here for our favorite places to cool off this summer with the Virginia Beach Orange Crush.
But first…what is a Virginia Beach Orange Crush? The original drink was made (and is still made today) with fresh squeezed orange juice, orange vodka, triple sec, Sprite, and crushed ice.
It goes without saying that the Waterman’s Surfside Grill, home of the original Virginia Beach Orange Crush, is a must try when it comes to tasting this summer slush. Made with fresh-squeezed orange juice, triple sec, and Sprite, this mouth-watering slurp is sure to cool you down this summer. Waterman’s also offers a great atmosphere for dining and drinking with ocean views.
Enjoy bustling waterside views at Rudee’s Cabana Bar and choose from a long list of their famous “docktails,” which include the Rudee’s version of the Orange Crush. A great summertime cocktail mixing in flavored vodka, triple sec, juices, and lemon-lime soda – served on the rocks. Flavored options include mango, orange, or grapefruit.
Made with orange vodka, triple sec, fresh squeezed orange juice and a splash of lemon lime soda, the Virginia Beach Orange Crush at Chick’s Oyster Bar is another favorite in town. This local hangout hosts a weekly “Crush hour” with several food specials to compliment your drinks. Experiment with different flavors and get a taste of the Virginia Beach life by dining on their outdoor deck.
Don’t let the name fool you, The Shack on 8th is the sister restaurant to Waterman’s Surfside Grill. Having shared the original recipe with them, patrons can order the O.G. Orange Crush here as well. Or live life on the wild side and try one of their spins on the classic with the Ruby Red Crush, Passion Fruit Crush, Blueberry Crush, and many more.
In honor of the beachside slushie, Crush Fest is an annual event held every spring and is, well, another great excuse to party in Virginia Beach. Enjoy live music, entertainment, and of course the crowd favorite – The Waterman’s Orange Crush.
Need a place to stay during Crush Fest? Be sure to take a look at our accommodations at Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel.
Enjoy the best of summer with a sip of Virginia Beach’s favorite cocktail and a stay at the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel. Located along Virginia Beach’s Boardwalk and minutes from the beach, we are in an ideal location for any Virginia Beach vacation!