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The Buzz Aldrin Cocktail Recipe With Tang and Vodka

Geeky Happy Hour: The Buzz Aldrin

It's Friday, and I can hear the alcohol calling! If you plan on doing happy hour this evening or need a little hair of the dog to recover from last night's antics, here's your drink: The Buzz Aldrin. It combines vodka with Tang and tastes so much better than you'd imagine — Tang is the drink of astronauts after all! My geeky bartender friend introduced me to this drink last year, and I've since ordered it again and again.

If you can't make it to The 500 Club in San Francisco to order it yourself, check out the recipe when you


The Buzz Aldrin

The Buzz Aldrin


  1. Tang (for garnish)
  2. 1 orange slice
  3. 4 ounces vodka
  4. 2 tablespoons Tang
  5. Ice


  1. Place Tang on a plate. Run orange slice around the rim of a glass; rotate rim of glass in Tang.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add Tang, vodka, and ice; shake. Strain into glass.

Makes 1 cocktail.


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Kevin3612683 Kevin3612683 4 years
I devised a recipe or the Buzz Aldrin back in 1994, and it was published in a book called "Alcoholics Unanimous". Back then it was vodka saturated with tang and drank as shots. It has been fun to watch it morph since then. Sure, it is an obvious pun so I would not be surprised if it had several independent origins. However, it never was found on the internet until relatively recently. Just another thought on the origins.
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 6 years
I'm all over this one!! Thanks, Michele!
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 6 years
The funny thing about this drink is..years ago when I wanted to sneak liquor into school I would mix vodka and tang in a water bottle lol. I wonder how long this drink has "been around"..maybe I invented it without knowing haha
Michele-Foley Michele-Foley 6 years
Oh nice! I've heard about the Continental, but have never went. Next time I'm in Philly, I'll have to give it a go.
emharbison emharbison 6 years
...that's old news - that cocktail was the city of Philadelphia's official drink thanks to Continental
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