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Orange Lemonade

This juice is a favorite at our place. I'll often double the batch and send a jar next door to my mother-in-law! I was looking for a way to sweeten lemonade without using more sugar when I came up with the recipe. —Wendy Masters, Grand Valley, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1-1/2 cups lemon juice (about 10 lemons)
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice (about 5 oranges)
  • 6 cups cold water

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar and 2-1/2 cups water; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly.
  • Stir in citrus zest and juices. Let stand, covered, 1 hour. Strain syrup; refrigerate, covered, until cold.
  • To serve, fill glasses or pitcher with equal amounts of fruit syrup and water. Add ice and serve.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 136 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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