Tart ‘n’ Tangy Citrus Cooler
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 TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 6 cups water, divided
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 cups fresh lime juice or Key lime juice
- 3 cups orange juice
- Crushed ice
- 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.
- In a large pitcher, combine the sugar mixture, lime juice, orange juice and remaining water; stir well. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 219 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Tart 'n' Tangy Citrus Cooler in Test Kitchen Favorites Cookbook