Homemade Orange Lemonade is the ideal go-to summer recipe to quench you thirst even during the dog days of summer at home. Fresh oranges and limes mixed with a simple syrup with water will have you sipping on leisure in no time at all. There’s something so refreshing about blending oranges and limes together especially when making homemade orange lemonade. The natural sweetness of the oranges and the tenderness of the lemons will make this a very pleasing drink that will not only satisfy your thirst, but also satisfy your sweet tooth as well.
To make this orange lemonade, all you need are four to five fresh squeezed lemons and two to three oranges. Put the oranges and limes in a large pot and add enough water to submerge the sliced fruits. Over medium heat, your mixture will initially begin to boil, but it will turn to a more gentle boil as it simmers. Stir your mixture frequently to prevent burning of the fruit pieces. Bring your mixture to a boil at once to ensure that the oranges and limes are softened before adding them to the syrup.
Orange lemonade makes an ideal recipe when coupled with mint candies. A tablespoon of sugar, a teaspoon of peppermint extract, and a few drops of peppermint oil can be added to enough hot water for a sufficient batch of homemade orange lemonade. Once you pour the mixture into glasses, add your favorite candies and garnish with the appropriate amount of sugar, cinnamon, or mint leaves. You can make the drink a year ahead and store the candies in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. This will give you plenty of time to enjoy sipping this cool lemonade while watching your favorite television show.
The nutrition value of orange juice is quite encouraging because it contains more vitamin C than any other citrus fruit. Citrus fruits are low in vitamin C. An orange is about 40 percent water, so you can drink one of these recipes without adding any extra water. Since orange juice is so rich in potassium, you can use this sweetened beverage to substitute some of your regular lemonade or diet soda drinks. A teaspoon of this delicious orange drink can replace a cup of sugar-free, high calorie soft drinks. If you want a delicious alternative to Diet Pepsi or Mountain Dew, a version of orange lemonade is also available in stores.
If you would like to incorporate oranges into your orange lemonade recipe, try grating the zest or the stems of the oranges. Add the slices to a bowl of ice water, stirring to combine. Carefully pour this mixture into glasses and allow the oranges to steep in the ice for about five minutes before serving. This delicious drink is sure to be a big hit at your next family reunion.
Orange and lemons go together in a surprising number of ways. You can make an orange and limeade mix that consists almost entirely of these sweet-smelling fruits. You can find orange and lemons at almost any grocery store or even a produce section of your local drug store. However, due to the high price of these oranges, they are not something you can typically buy at your local grocer. Instead, you should purchase them online from a website that specializes in selling organic foods. In addition to saving money, you will also have the opportunity to find some really interesting orange and lemons to mix into your orange lemonade recipe.