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Sunny Orange Lemonade

 Sunny Orange Lemonade
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
6-8 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling

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 peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 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 peels. Cover
  • and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Stir in the remaining water. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon if
  • desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 113 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.