Fresh Orange Lemonade
Get double your intake of vitamin C with this double-citrus orange lemonade recipe that’s sure to be a hit this summer. This recipe is actually good with or without sugar, depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have. Cheers!
Serving Size: 8 ounces
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup sugar (or less)
2 tablespoons orange zest
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice, about 5 oranges
1 1/2 cups lemon juice, about 8 lemons
Citrus slices, optional
In a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and cool. Add the orange and lemon zests and juices to the sugar mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
To serve, fill glasses with equal parts fruit mixture and water. Add ice and serve. If you like, garnish the lemonade with citrus slices.
Why We Love It
Lemonade is good, but orange lemonade is really, really good! Not only is it an alternative to the usual summertime favorite, but it’s a great way to get vitamin C and fiber all in one shot — especially if you garnish with big juicy slices of fruit. This drink is a great way to get the kids their vitamin C intake without trying very hard, and it doesn’t contain all the sugar that comes in normal lemonade recipes.