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Fresh Orange Lemonade Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Christine Spray

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
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:
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 an equal amount of fruit syrup and water. Add ice and serve. Yield: 12 servings.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This used to be my favorite summertime drink. it was fun squeezing all those lemons and oranges with Christine in the kitchen. That was before they invented electric juicers too. She'd fill a pitcher up on a Saturday and just keep filling it up with ice all day. Delicious!

 

 

 

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