Tart 'n' Tangy Citrus Cooler Recipe
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Tart 'n' Tangy Citrus Cooler Recipe

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This is a sweet and refreshing beverage that's perfect when cooling off in the shade. In summer, I make the sugar syrup in advance, so I can mix up a quick batch after we've been out in the sun. The syrup can keep for up to a week. —Joylyn Trickel
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:13 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 13 servings


  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups fresh lime juice or Key lime juice
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • Crushed ice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 219 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups water and sugar to a boil; stir until sugar is dissolved. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the sugar mixture, lime juice, orange juice and remaining water; stir well. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Yield: 3-1/4 quarts.
Originally published as Tart 'n' Tangy Citrus Cooler in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p25

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ehleca User ID: 5361109 134933
Reviewed May. 21, 2011

"We love this drink. In fact we made it into an 'adult' drink by adding strawberry vodka which makes it taste like the candy Skittles--we call it Skittle-tinis!"

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