Thursday, September 18, 2008

Orangeade and Lemonade Recipes

Today there were some beautiful blood oranges at our shop, so I brought some home and made some orangeade. I know that traditionally lemonade and orangeade are summer recipes, but I love them all year round. They are a great way of getting your kids to up their vitamin C intake as they are just so yummy!

Fresh Orangeade

To make about three litres of old fashioned fresh orangeade, add the rind of three lemons to half a litre of water, and bring to the boil. Add 200g sugar and stir to dissolve. Leave to cool. Strain, and add the juice of 10 oranges, the lemons and 2 litres of water or soda water. Chill until ready to serve.

Fresh Lemonade

Take the juice of 12 lemons and add 250-300g of caster sugar a cup at a time, stirring continuously until dissolved. Fill a glass or jug 1/4 full, and top with water or soda water.


These add-ins are a great way to jazz up the basic recipes.

  • Ginger: fresh ginger root and ripe pear slices

  • Watermelon: watermelon puree and a watermelon slice

  • Lavender: dried lavender, fresh lavender leaves

  • Peach Tea: equal parts lemonade, peach nectar and iced tea, peach slices

  • Kiwi-Melon: sliced kiwi fruit, honeydew puree, honeydew slices

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Vintage Girl said...

Delicious!!! I love all the different varieties. I like to slice up lemons, limes, oranges, whatever I have on hand and put them in a freezer bag and when I make a fruity drink or iced tea I throw some in for a nice fresh taste. Have a great day and thanks for entering my fabric giveaway. Blessings, Heather

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