If you love oranges and lemonade, then you are going to love Orangeade. My recipe for how to make Orangeade is super easy, and you and your kids are going to love this. It’s a perfect drink for breakfast, lunch, or anytime!
What is orangeade?
You don’t hear too much about orangeade. Lemonade and limeade are popular and wonderful homemade. But, maybe you’re thinking what the heck is orangeade? Who drinks that? Well, “ades” are drinks that include fruit juice, water, and a sweetener like sugar — limeade, cherryade, orangeade, etc. You can make all kinds of fruit-ades!
What ingredients do you need to make Orangeade?
The ingredients are really quite simple. You might already have them in your kitchen.
- A bag of juice oranges (7-8 oranges)
- about 5 cups of water
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 lemon
How do you make Orangeade?
It’s simple to make, but takes some elbow grease when you have to juice 7-8 oranges.
First, you’ll need to make a simple syrup. Mix 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar and heat in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Or, if you prefer on the stove, you can combine the sugar and water in a sauce pan over medium heat until the sugar has melted and a syrup is formed.
While you juice the lemon and oranges, let the simple syrup cool.
Squeeze 1 lemon and 7-8 oranges. If you hand squeeze, run them through a strainer to get any seeds out.
Combine the simple syrup, juice, about 4 cups of water and 1-2 cups of ice in a closed lid pitcher.
Chill for at least an hour.
Serve over ice.
What is a simple syrup?
It’s the perfect way to sweeten cold drinks like orangeade, lemonade, cold brew coffee, as well as other drinks like cocktails.
It’s simply a mixture of equal parts water and sugar that is heated until the sugar dissolves completely into the water.
It’s best to let it cool completely before adding it to any drink.
You can even make the simple syrup ahead of time and keep it in the fridge in a sealed container for up to a month to use with all kinds of drinks.
Can you add other fruits to Orangeade?
You totally can! I would cut the oranges down to 4 and add equal parts of another fruit juice. Here’s a few ideas:
- strawberry juice
- blueberry juice
- pineapple juice
- papaya juice
- guava juice
- cherry juice
How do you store leftover Orangeade?
I keep it in the fridge for up to a week. Though, it’s a popular drink and with 4 kids, it never lasts more than a couple days in my house.
Can you make Orangeade ahead of time?
You can definitely make it 1 to 2 days ahead of time, for something like a get together or a party. I would not put slices of fruit into it until you’re ready to serve.
Keep the orangeade in the fridge and give it a good stirring and add ice when you’re ready to serve it.
Chill fresh oranges and lemons in the fridge, and slice them up and add to the orangeade when you’re ready to serve it.
More Drinks You’ll Like
If you like orangeade, you’ll love these drinks, too:
- Blood Orangeade
- Ruby Red Grapefruitade
- Peach Lemonade Iced Tea
- Peach Lemonade
- Pomegranate Lemonade
- Watermelon Lemonade
- Apricot Bellini Mocktails
- 7-8 oranges
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 cups water
- Mix 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar and heat in the microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. You can also use a sauce pan over medium heat until the sugar has melted and a syrup is formed.
- Allow the simple syrup to cool while you squeeze the juices.
- Squeeze 1 lemon and 7-8 oranges. If you hand squeeze, run them through a strainer to get any seeds out.
- Combine the syrup, juice, about 4 cups of water and 1-2 cups of ice in a closed lid pitcher.
- Chill for at least an hour.
- Serve over ice.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 37gProtein: 1g
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