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

Ingredients

  • 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 serving (1 cup) equals 219 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 219 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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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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