Sunny Orange Lemonade Recipe
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Sunny Orange Lemonade Recipe

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Here's a beverage that'll really hit the spot. Filled with tangy goodness, it'll quench 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:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 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 peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 113 calories, trace fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (27g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1-1/4 cups water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes; cool.
  2. Transfer to a pitcher; add lemon and orange juices and peels. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Stir in the remaining water. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sunny Orange Lemonade in Country Woman July/August 2000, p42

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"My boys really enjoyed this lemonade. They don't like the tang of regular lemonade so the orange helps mellow that out. The sweetness level was prefect for us but I can see where it might be too sweet for others."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"Love the orange-lemon combination but way too sweet for me. Will try it again with half the amount of recommended sugar."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2013

"This was very refreshing."

Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"The orange really rounds out the flavor - loved it!"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Lemonade is one of my favorite drinks so I was anxious to try this and my family and I loved it! I did use Splenda instead of the sugar. Will make again!"

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