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Sunny Orange Lemonade

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling


6 servings

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


  • 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


  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 zests. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. 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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  • TNbluffbaker
    Sep 22, 2016

    My family loves the lemon-orange combination. So refreshing on a hot day!

  • randcbruns
    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.

  • jbab
    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.

  • pamdevone
    Jul 26, 2013

    This was very refreshing.

  • Michele.Hester
    May 13, 2013

    The orange really rounds out the flavor - loved it!

  • braceletgirl
    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!

  • khull2
    Aug 2, 2011

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  • Sprowl
    Jul 31, 2011

    Kathleen1935. You need to read the instructions again. Readers are asked "what they do to modify the recipe".I've gotten some good ideas from this.The recipe, of course should only be rated on the original as is recipe.

  • parrotbabel2
    Jul 15, 2011

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  • richaelb
    Jul 8, 2011

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