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!
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.
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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