Orange juice is the juice of the orange, the hesperide fruit of a evergreen, flowering tree native to China. Orange juice is produced by mechanically crushing the fruit segments, liberating a pale orange liquid from the ruptured cell walls. Typically, some of the oils expressed from the peel will be found in the juice as well, giving homemade orange juice a fresh, sharp orange aroma. In large commercial operations (especially those that rely on vacuum concentration of juice into concentrate), these oils are added back into the juice to mimic the taste of fresh orange juice.

Orange juice has a pH somewhere between 2.9 and 4.2, with most examples being closer to 4. It also has around 100 grams of sugar per liter. 

Brazil  produces 53% of the world's orange juice, usually exported as Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate (FCOJ), for which there is an international market. A large portion of the orange juice sold in the United States is a blend of Brazilian and domestic production. 

Some popular cocktails containing Orange juice

  • My Dear Quarantine — Gin, Pear liqueur, Cardamom, Soda water, Lemon juice, Orange juice, Simple syrup, Lemon peel
  • Un Poivron en Vacances (Mr Pepper on Holiday) — Barbados Rum, Allspice Dram, Bitters, Orange juice, Lime juice, Mango juice, Hellfire Habanero Shrub, Passion fruit syrup, Yellow bell pepper
  • Golden Dream (Sam Ross) — Triple sec, Galliano, Orange juice, Cream
  • Applejack Sour — Apple brandy, Bitters, Lemon juice, Orange juice, Maple syrup, Nutmeg
  • Old Man Zeke — Stout, Bourbon, Amaro Meletti, Bitters, Grade A dark amber maple syrup, Orange juice
  • Interborough — Rye, Sweet vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Orange bitters, Pineapple Gum Syrup, Lemon juice, Orange juice, Orange peel, Maraschino cherry
  • Cafe Colada — Jamaican rum, Crème de Banane, Coffee liqueur, Pineapple juice, Coconut cream, Orange juice, Lime juice, Nutmeg
  • Spirit of '76 — Apple brandy, Navy strength rum, Rye, Amontillado Sherry, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Orange juice, Lemon juice, Cinnamon syrup, Grade B maple syrup
  • Q.B. Cooler — Jamaican rum, Puerto Rican Rum, Demerara Rum, Falernum, Bitters, Crushed ice, Club soda, Orange juice, Lime juice, Honey syrup, Ginger syrup
  • Jeu d'Esprit — Genever, Triple sec, Elderflower liqueur, Bitters, Orange bitters, Club soda, Orange juice, Orange