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Sunny Orange Lemonade

Here's a beverage that'll really hit the spot. Filled with tangy goodness, it quenches your thirst any time of year. I like to use tree-ripened lemons and oranges that are so abundant here in Florida.—Martha Schwartz, Sarasota, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice (about 3 oranges)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring 1-1/4 cups water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes; cool.
  • Transfer to a pitcher; add lemon and orange juices and zests. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Stir in the remaining water. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 151 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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